Thursday, 18 October 2018
A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Cardiology).
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
It’s winter, why would we want to talk our socks off? Well, not literally of course – but the CHI team, in collaboration with the Heart Foundation, are running free public talks in Christchurch, from June to September.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
The close relationship of diabetes and heart disease has not gone unnoticed by the Christchurch Heart Institute team.
Monday, 16 April 2018
Taking part in research studies at the Christchurch Heart Institute, is an opportunity to receive on going and beneficial medical care that could be life-saving, say Research Nurses Stephanie Rose and Carol Groves.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
On a shelf in Professor Vicky Cameron’s office is something that looks like a piece of art, housed in a glass cylinder to protect it. The heart, striking in its intricate detail, is in fact made of coloured resin.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
A University of Otago, Christchurch, summer student has identified the days when patients are most vulnerable to dying from a ‘broken heart’.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Thousands of New Zealanders can look forward to improvements in treatment and care of heart failure following new research findings that look set to alter the clinical approach and health care planning for heart failure globally.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Ambulance driver suffers heart attack in her own ambulance and is now part of the MENZACS genetic links to heart health study
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Dr Anna Pilbrow says we are not doomed by our DNA – and that having a healthy lifestyle can help offset genetic risks.
Thursday, 19 October 2017
A new urine test being trialled by University of Otago, Christchurch scientists could one day save lives.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
The Christchurch Heart Institute (CHI) team is delighted that six of its researchers have been successful in being awarded grants in the 2017 Heart Foundation grant round
Monday, 11 September 2017
University of Otago researchers Dr Simon Jackson and Dr Anna Pilbrow were recently honoured with awards bestowed by the organising bodies of the prestigious Queenstown Research Week.
Friday, 8 September 2017
A Healthier Lives National Science Challenge study using New Zealand linked datasets reveals the impact of residential housing damage from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
PhD candidate Zoe Ward uses bioinformatics to explore how non-coding RNAs in our genetic material contribute to coronary heart disease risk
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Tuesday 15 August 2017 at Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
PhD candidate, Evie Templeton, is working to identify microRNAs as early markers in the detection of likely kidney injury in heart failure
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
A Health Research Council grant awarded to Professor Richard Troughton is set to boost the IMPERATIVE-HF study by $730,000 over 36 months.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $24M in new health research funding to support their world-class studies aimed at improving New Zealanders’ health and well-being.
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Professor Vicky Cameron, a renowned geneticist and Deputy Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare yesterday.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
What must be a loss for Wales has become a gain for Christchurch with the arrival of Consultant Cardiologist Geoff Clare to the Christchurch Heart Institute team.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
The Christchurch City2Surf 2017 event is on this Sunday (March 19) and the Christchurch Heart Institute team is gearing up to take part.
Participation in the event is one of a number of initiatives that are underway in an effort to increase the CHI’s profile in Christchurch.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.
Friday, 3 March 2017
Accurately predicting the likelihood of readmission or even death following a heart attack is now more possible, according to recently published findings by the Christchurch Heart Institute (CHI).
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Professor Richard Troughton, a Consultant Cardiologist and Researcher with the Christchurch Heart Institute, a University of Otago Research Centre based at Christchurch Hospital, is behind a plan that looks at reducing the likelihood of people with heart failure needing readmission to hospital for further heart failure events. Research and Clinical nurses are working collaboratively to bring this about.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Professor Vicky Cameron is a firm believer in scientists’ responsibility to share findings with the community - particularly their research participants. This is one of the reasons Professor Cameron is excited about becoming the Deputy Dean of the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
University of Otago researchers have been awarded grants to pursue six research projects in the latest annual National Heart Foundation funding round announced today.
Monday, 25 May 2015
University of Otago researchers have gained nearly $2.2M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.