Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.

Access resources to support patients who might not be able to access cardiac rehabilitation in the Members Centre

Health services are enduring many challenges maintaining face to face cardiac rehabilitation services in the current COVID 19 crisis. Visit the Members Centre to access resources to support patients who might not be able to access cardiac rehabilitation. This will be updated regularly. Also follow us on Twitter for more news and ideas.

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Statement from ACRA about CoVid19 including Facebook group

Dear members ACRA unequivocally supports the national level advice on CoVid19 from the Chief Medical Officer https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/communicable-diseases and encourages members to obtain regular updates from their State Government and Health Departments. ACRA advises services adhere to recommendations and requirements of Local Health Districts and Institutional directives. ACRA recommends continuation of services where possible in a…

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Cardiac Rehab Clinicians Required: Investigating Cardiac Rehabilitation for transient ischaemic Attack and Mild-Stroke (CRAMS)

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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Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinicians Required: An Investigation into the Provision of Nutrition Care in Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in Australia

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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Webcast on ‘Eating for heart health’

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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WORLD HEART RHYTHM WEEK 5-11 JUNE 2017

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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International release for AF screening

EMBARGO 00:01 Tuesday 9 May 2017 New research from International Collaboration supports Heart Rhythm Charity call for Worldwide AF Screening programmes for people aged 65 and over to cut risk of stroke and death “To save thousands of lives from AF-related strokes screening must be a health priority of National Governments”   Tuesday 9 May,…

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Resources available on the Heart Foundation website to support the ACS guidelines

Dear ACRA Members, Please be advised that there are now resources available on the Heart Foundation website to support the ACS guidelines (for use by health professionals). Please feel free to use these resources and disseminate the link below among your networks: http://heartfoundation.org.au/for-professionals/clinical-information/acute-coronary-syndromes. Resources include: PowerPoint presentations for health professionals (Short and longer versions) Treatment…

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Toronto Cardiac Tumour Conference – Cardiac Neuroendocrine Tumours

CONFERENCE GOAL This programme will focus on the evaluation and treatment of primary tumours of the heart. Topics will cover imaging modalities used in diagnosis, surgical options and operations, chemotherapeutic treatments and options and pathological considerations of sarcomas of the heart. OBJECTIVES By the end of the conference, the participant will be able to: *…

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Google Impact Challenge

Dear All, I know many of you are aware of the ground-breaking TEXT-ME study which was published last year, led by Clara Chow. The researchers have now made the finals of the Google Impact Challenge – the only cardiac focused project to feature in there. Please see below for more info and links to voting.…

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