ACRA has recently endorsed “The use of ambient and individual music listening during cardiac rehabilitation in Australia” This study is being undertaken by a group of researchers in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. They are interested in whether ambient (background) music is used during cardiac rehabilitation or whether individual participants listen…

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The Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc. (ACRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held during the ACRA webinar on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 5.00pm AEST.  Please find below the papers for the meeting AGM Agenda 2020 AGM Minutes 2019 Proxy Nomination Form Financial reports 2019-20: Balance Sheet | Profit & Loss Audited Reports 2018-19 Proxy Nomination…

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This paper from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology may be of interest. It provides an update on the core components of cardiac rehab as outlined in the European Association of Preventive Cardiology 2010 statement. Read it here: Ambrosetti M, Abreu A, Corrà U, Davos CH, Hansen D, Frederix I, Iliou MC, Pedretti RF, Schmid…

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Investigating Cardiac Rehabilitation for transient ischaemic Attack and Mild-Stroke (CRAMS) Are you an Australian Stroke or Cardiac Rehab health professional? Do you want to improve the health and quality‑of‑life of people with TIA or mild‑stroke? We are seeking volunteers to participate in our qualitative study. This study aims to explore in‑depth barriers and enablers to…

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An Investigation into the Provision of Nutrition Care in Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in Australia Little is known about how nutrition information is provided to patients as part of CR. The aim of this project is to improve knowledge of current nutrition care practice in CR, as well as barriers and facilitators to providing nutrition care.…

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The Heart Foundation has now uploaded their webcast on ‘Eating for heart health’ onto their website. To access the free recording, please click here or copy the following URL into your web browser: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/for-professionals/food-and-nutrition/heart-healthy-eating-principles.

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TAKE THE PULSE CHECK CHALLENGE – IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE NEW SURVEY SHOWS THAT 60% OF PEOPLE ARE NOT PULSE AWARE ““MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR PULSE AND HOW TO CHECK FOR AN IRREGULAR HEART RHYTHM – A SIMPLE MANUAL PULSE CHECK CAN HELP” “Arrhythmia Alliance dedicates World Heart…

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