Cardiovascular system--Diseases


20 Feb 2019

This report highlights that people with cardiovascular disease require aggressive management of their risk factors to prevent secondary cardiovascular events. This includes effective strategies to support medicine and treatment adherence, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes.


31 Jan 2019

Australians as a whole enjoy good health, but the benefits are not shared equally by all. People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report uses latest available data to measure socioeconomic...


The predicted human and financial costs of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2016-2031
14 Dec 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention...


7 Dec 2018

This report examined the health services used by more than 37,300 people with coronary heart disease (CHD) who were discharged from a public hospital in New South Wales or Victoria between April 2012 and June 2013. The report analysed linked de-identified hospitalisation data to Medicare...


6 Jul 2018

This is the third national report on the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with updated data available to report on 14 measures. It shows that while the mortality rate from cardiac conditions is falling among Indigenous Australians, it...

Journal article

12 Apr 2018

The objective of this research was to construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence...


14 Mar 2018

This report’s purpose is to detail the cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden on remote and rural Australia, and to propose action to ameliorate CVD impacts. Many CVD events are preventable.


30 Jan 2018

The 1.5 million Australians living with Type 2 Diabetes are twice as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death, where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops working, compared to those without the condition, according to this report.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

This article discusses the role of troponin testing in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, and the role of high-sensitive troponin, which is now in widespread use.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.

Technical report

17 Oct 2017

This resource provides an implementation map for one of the ten priority policy actions proposed in AHPC’s Getting Australia’s Health on Track 2016 .

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This study tests the acceptability and feasibility of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of absolute cardiovascular disease risk in general practice.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

Active transport (such as walking and cycling) can play a part in reducing non-communicable diseases, but very little is known about how general practitioners can contribute to promoting active transport.

Literature review

30 Sep 2017

How can you moderate dietary fat intake to protect against cardiovascular disease? This review examined the evidence for the association between dietary fat consumption and cardiovascular disease (CVD).


21 Sep 2017

This report describes trends in cardiovascular disease death rates by age group using the latest available data.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Despite statins being so commonly used, little is known about the ‘real-world’ information needs of consumers using statins.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Adolescents with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy should be regularly reviewed in a paediatric cardiology department; however, general practitioners should understand the diagnostic and treatment principles for this condition.


12 Jul 2017

This report presents information on the disease burden of chronic respiratory conditions using data from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011.


Inquiry into the re-identification of coal workers' pneumoconiosis in Queensland
29 May 2017

This report contains 68 recommendations, as well as several findings, into the re-identification of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), or 'black lung disease,' in Queensland — a disease long thought eradicated.



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