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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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CSANZ 2022 Indigenous Health Prize Winner

… and the winner is… New Zealand Cardiac Society member Dr Keriana Kingi-Nepe! Dr Kingi-Nepe presented the findings of a study titled The Impact of Sacubitril-Valsartan (S-V) on Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne and East Coast) Region. You can read the abstract in the Heart Lung and Circulation journal here. Warmest congratulations and thanks to you Keriana, and to your fellow investigators, […]

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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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