Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.

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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The Heart Foundation: Mapping Out Australia’s Heart Health

The Heart Foundation launched Australian Heart Maps today – which is new data on heart-related hospital admissions that highlights the disturbing gaps between those living in the city and those in regional Australia. A concerning trend among the hotspots was the correlation between access to services, particularly for those considered disadvantaged, and the rates of…

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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week

Free screenings will be available at below locations: Gympie hospital QLD Nambour Hospital QLD Monash Heart Dandenong VIC Monash Heart Clayton VIC Austin Hospital VIC Bendigo Hospital VIC St John of God Frankston VIC Sunshine Hospital VIC Western Hospital VIC Wyong Hospital NSW Gosford Hospital NSW St George Hospital NSW John Hunter Campus – NSW…

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