Did you know?
YOUR HEART WEIGHS LESS THAN A CAN OF SODA
Your heart is about the size of two fists and weighs 10 ounces, or slightly less than a can of soda. Each valve—the parts that open and close to allow blood to flow in and out—is about the size of a half-dollar.
Dr Johan Janssen MD, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ
- Fun Facts
Dr Janssen’s nickname is, ‘Flying Dutchman’.
- Languages spoken
English, Dutch, French, German
Dr Janssen received his medical degree from Maastricht University in 1980 and became a cardiologist under Professor Hein Wellens in 1985. He specialised in Interventional Cardiology (stenting) and Electrophysiology (treating abnormal rhythms).
Later, Dr Janssen then worked as an associate professor in cardiology in the Netherlands, both in Maastricht and Rotterdam. After working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia where he joined Western Cardiology as a partner in 2005.
Dr Janssen consults at St John of God Midland Public Hospital as well as providing consultations and inpatient care at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. He also runs weekly clinics in Kalgoorlie and monthly clinics in Geraldton. He provides teaching for medical students in rural areas (Rural Medical School UWA and Notre Dame) as well as at SJG Subiaco Hospital. He is based in Western Cardiology in Joondalup.