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Aspirin benefit harm calculator

Aspirin benefit harm calculator guides individualised decision-making for CVD primary prevention University of Auckland researchers have developed a calculator that provides clinicians with an individualised estimate of the CVD benefit and bleeding harms of aspirin for their patients without established CVD. Link to the Calculator(1) The tool is based on NZ’s CVD risk equation(2) and a NZ bleeding risk equation […]

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Feedback from a Cardiac Nursing Education Day

Twenty-three nurses from Hawke’s Bay primary and secondary care roles met for a study day on 22 June at the Education Centre in Hastings. Nurse Representative on the NZ Committee, Jo-Ann Downie, works with cardiac clinical nurse specialists around the country to organise these CSANZ sponsored educational events to help improve the standard of care for patients. A typical schedule […]

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First A. H. Couch Research Scholarship Recipient

Dr Mayanna Lund, Chair of CSANZ NZ, warmly congratulated CSANZ associate member Dr Daniel Chan on receiving the inaugural A.H. Couch Research Scholarship. The intent of this scholarship is to support a cardiologist-in-training to accomplish a small research project. It is expected that this will be undertaken either before, during or at the end of cardiology advanced training. The project […]

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Wellington celebrates cardiology

From Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 June more than 400 cardiologists from Australia and New Zealand will gather in Wellington to reflect on recent advancements, the latest developments and what is on the horizon for cardiology locally and wordwide. Under the stewardship of the Capital Coast and Hutt District Health Boards, this year’s annual scientific meeting by the Cardiac Society […]

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Brave Hearts Exhibition On Now!

Get along to this fascinating exhibition: the NZ Cardiac Story! The Brave Hearts exhibition is ideally located for those attending the CSANZ NZ Annual Scientific Meeting in Wellington in June. Find the exhibition in Wellington: Kumutoto Ki Tai Winter Pop Up Village, Lady Elizabeth Lane, Wellington Waterfront Open 17 May to 26 July 2019 Wednesdays to Fridays 11am to 3pm […]

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Heart Foundation Research Grants

Research Grants available through the Heart Foundation can be viewed here There are several travelling grants and fellowship opportunities that have closing dates for applications throughout the year.

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Home visits as part of the heart failure nursing service

Article by Renee McEwing: 2016 Cardiovascular Nursing Scholarship recipient In 2016 I received the CSANZ NZ Region Cardiovascular Nursing Scholarship. I used the scholarship to observe home visiting programmes for heart failure patients in Sydney to investigate the efficacy of developing a similar programme in Counties Manakau. I spent two weeks working with teams of nurse practitioners in the home visiting […]

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