2022 CSANZ NZ ASM: Online Programme Information

The planned CSANZ New Zealand ASM to be held on 21-23 June is now a one-day online programme on Wednesday 22 June 2022 available for CSANZ members to attend at no cost. The details of the program are available on the CSANZ NZ ASM website, and include: Young Investigator Award finalist virtual presentations Nurse and Allied Health Investigator Award finalist […]

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Recently published work by CSANZ Members

‘Heart’ October 22, 2021 Heart failure and cardiomyopathies Contrasting trends in heart failure incidence in younger and older New Zealanders, 2006–2018 Daniel Z L Chan, Andrew Kerr, Corina Grey, Vanessa Selak, Mildred Ai Wei Lee, Mayanna Lund, Katrina Poppe, Rob N Doughty doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319853 BMC Cardiovascular Disorders October 24, 2021 Winter-Smith J, Selak V, Harwood M, Ameratunga S, Grey C. […]

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Secure supply confirmed of some heart medications

On 7 September 2021, Pharmac announced that it had secured ongoing supply of the following medicines used in the treatment of various cardiovascular conditions: furosemide 40 mg tablets metoprolol tartrate 50 mg and 100 mg tablets propranolol 10 mg and 40 mg tablets Read the details of the consultation and decision on the Pharmac website.

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‘In Good Heart’ Project

A collaboration between ASH NZ, the Heart Foundation, Hāpai te Hauora, Tala Pasifika and Pacific Heartbeat aims to improve heart health outcomes and reduce inequalities. Find out more on the ASH NZ website here.

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Life Membership Awarded to Mark Webster

The Cardiac Society recognises Mark Webster’s contributions over many years with Life Membership All present at the award ceremony at the 2021 NZ ASM in Rotorua warmly congratulated Mark on his achievements. NZ Chair Michael Williams said “Mark has made an outstanding contribution to the Cardiac Society over four decades.” Upon his return to Green Lane Hospital from the Mayo […]

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2021 Investigator Award Winners

At this year’s annual scientific meeting in Rotorua three investigator prizes were awarded. Congratulations  to the winners! 2021 Young Investigator Award Dr Becky Yi-Wen Liao, Auckland City Hospital Prediction of statin non-adherence after hospitalisation for an acute coronary syndrome 2021 Nurse Investigator Award Rebecca Eddington, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board Echo waitlists can be significantly reduced by determining patients’ goals of […]

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Andrew Kerr Awarded the NZ Cardiac Medal

Andrew Kerr was awarded the New Zealand Cardiac Medal at the NZ Region’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Rotorua in 2021. A/Prof Kerr is the second recipient of the medal which was first awarded in 2019. The medal is awarded to a member of the Cardiac Society who has made an outstanding contribution in New Zealand by making heart care better […]

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NZ 2020 Investigator Award Winners

In June, the New Zealand Regional Committee held virtual presentations and Q&A sessions for the annual investigator awards. Congratulations  to the winners! 2020 Young Investigator Award Dr Bernard Wong, Waitemata District Health Board Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in New Zealand: The first decade Dr Wong’s abstract was published in the October edition of Heart Lung and Circulation. He concluded that there are […]

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NZ Heart foundation calls for a national action plan

The NZ Heart Foundation has published a ‘white paper’ calling for a national action plan. They say that “Heart health outcomes for New Zealanders are still unacceptable. Cardiovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Together these conditions are responsible for a third of all deaths and are New Zealand’s leading cause of health […]

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