Opportunity to undertake a fully-funded PhD

Female-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Aotearoa New Zealand This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a fully-funded PhD, to develop skills in health data analysis, and to contribute to more equitable health outcomes for women. Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary killer of women in New Zealand (NZ), and the immense burden of CVD on women and […]

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Boosting Allied Health Participation in Research

Pūtahi Manawa is supporting the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Allied Health Chapter, led by Stacey Neilson (Team Leader at Te Whatu Ora Lakes) to look at how we can boost Allied Health participation in research. Allied health professionals in cardiology include physiologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, cardiac technicians and sonographers. While there are increasing pressures in service delivery, […]

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New Zealand Fellow of CSANZ a co-author in multinational research findings

Congratulations to Dr Madhav Menon FRACP, FCSANZ, from Waikato Hospital who is a co-author of “FFR-Guided Complete or Culprit-Only PCI in Patients with Myocardial Infarction” which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine April 8 2024. This was a multinational, registry-based, randomized trial. You can read a summary of the findings by clicking on this link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2314149

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Concern about proposed changes to smokefree legislation

This week, the NZ Region of CSANZ joined other clinical leaders urging the Government to seriously re-consider changes to smoking and vaping legislation after hearing of its plans to axe laws put in place to protect the health of New Zealanders. Respiratory and cardiology clinicians from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) […]

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NZ Cardiac Medal awarded to Fiona Riddell

The NZ Cardiac Medal was awarded to Fiona Riddell at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Auckland in 2023 Fiona began Cardiac Physiology training in 1978 at Green Lane Hospital where the field of pacemakers grabbed her attention from a very early stage. Those were the days of oscilloscope measurement of pacemaker data and no programmability. She was the Charge Cardiac Physiologist […]

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Australia Day Honours announcements

Congratulations to Australian colleagues: CSANZ immediate past president Professor Clara Chow, and Professor Gemma Figtree FCSANZ, who were awarded ‘Member of the Order of Australia’ in the 2023 Australia Day Awards. Read more here.

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New Heart Failure Resources

After undertaking some consumer research, the Heart Foundation has updated its heart failure resources creating: a new heart failure action plan, a new resource for people supporting whānau with heart failure   a pack that pulls our resources together in one place. There’s a new heart failure hub on their website, which includes videos on heart failure management and personal […]

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Congratulations to Dr Martin Stiles

Congratulations to New Zealand Waikato-based Fellow of the Society Dr Martin Stiles who is the new Chair of the CSANZ Scientific Committee. Dr Martin Stiles convened the Scientific Program for this year’s CSANZ 70th Annual Scientific Meeting in Gold Coast. The meeting was organised by a New Zealand group lead by Dr Mayanna Lund and Dr Stiles. You can read […]

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