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Introducing QCG’s New Cardiovascular Dietetic Services

Led by Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Anita Tait Clinical studies have demonstrated the significant role diet and lifestyle has in the development of chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease, and the Queensland Cardiovascular Group team is delighted to now offer our patients access to cardiac specialised Dietitian services. Earlier this year, we welcomed Anita Tait to …

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Heart of Australia: Meet Jimmy and Bob, two patients of the mobile cardiology clinic

Jimmy Smith and Bob Blacket live nearly three hours away from each other, but in May they caught up in the waiting room of the Heart of Australia mobile cardiac clinic. They had come to get their hearts checked by Rolf Gomes, the man behind Australia’s first mobile cardiac testing truck, for its first day of …

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Heart attack study finds more than a quarter of patients have no risk factors

Australian experts have found a big increase in patients having heart attacks but who have no obvious risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, being obese or smoking. Heart Research Australia’s Professor Gemma Figtree and her team reviewed almost 700 heart attack patients at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital from 2006 to 2014. They …

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New multisensors in cardiac devices are saving lives

Queensland Cardiovascular Group’s cardiologists are further improving the detection and management of the complex condition of heart failure with the use of a new generation of implantable cardiac devices to save lives.   When paired with a remote home monitor, these devices can deliver a sophisticated set of heart failure diagnostics, using a multisensor approach. Dr …

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Australian First for QCG Cardiologists

Queensland Cardiovascular Group has become the first practice in Australia to use ground-breaking technology to treat patients with heart disease.   Dr John Hayes and Dr Michael Adsett used the cutting-edge cryoballoon catheter device to perform surgery on patients last month.   Dr Hayes said atrial fibrillation is a growing cardiovascular disease affecting around 430,000 Australians.  …

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Australian Cardiologists Won’t Miss A Beat with New Heart Technology | Dr John Hayes

A new generation of implantable cardiac devices with heart failure diagnostics are enabling Australian cardiologists to better predict the development of heart failure, potentially weeks before a possible life-threatening event. New advanced heart failure algorithms in the latest generation of implantable cardiac defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronisation devices, can reduce the risk of patients experiencing acute …

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Heart specialist educates community on Atrial Fibrillation | Dr Kit Wong

Cardiologist from the Buderim Private Hospital has released an educational video which aims to help community members experiencing Atrial Fibrillation (AF).  Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. The latest video in the Buderim Private Hospital’s Care to Share video series features an exclusive interview …

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How To Keep Your Heart Healthy | Dr Roly Hilling-Smith

Sprinkling salt on every meal or trading your evening jog for Netflix might be causing more harm to your heart than you realise.Here’s how to keep your heart health in check. Lose the extra kgs According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 70 per cent of men and 56 per cent of women are overweight or obese. This rate …

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Fact check: Is a coronary calcium score the best indicator of heart attack risk?

The claim The death of former Australian Ironman Dean Mercer at age 47 shocked the sporting world. How could a seemingly fit and healthy man die of cardiac arrest at such a young age? Interviewed about Mercer’s death on ABC Radio, Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker said that common health checks for blood pressure and …

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Cardihab featured in Qantas Spirit of Australia Magazine

Cardihab has been recognised as one of the leading digital health platforms emerging in Australia in the November 2017 issue of the Qantas Spirit of Australia magazine.  The QBusiness section feature article, Heart Monitors, describes how Cardihab’s evidence-based cardiac rehabilitation product was developed from world-first research conducted in Queensland by the Australian E-Health Research Centre, then commercialised via the CSIRO ON …

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