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).
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Elderly taking multiple high-risk medications for sleeping, pain or incontinence are twice as likely as others to fall and break bones, with many dying within a year of their injury, new research shows.
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.
Monday, 11 June 2018
University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania.
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.
Thursday, 5 April 2018
A University of Otago, Christchurch, researcher has for the first time identified unique genetic patterns for four different sub-types of colorectal cancer – which respond differently to a variety of cancer treatments.
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.
Friday, 16 February 2018
A Christchurch rheumatologist has won Medicines New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives.
Friday, 16 February 2018
A Christchurch campus researcher has won New Zealand's top prize for using medicines to dramatically improve patients’ lives.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
More than 15,000 frail elderly identified as being lonely according to a world-first study of 72,000 older New Zealanders. That equates to one in five older people.
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
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
Friday, 7 July 2017
Numbers of people with Parkinson’s disease will double over the next 25 years, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s specialist brain research group.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Three of the team, Richard Scrase, Hamish Jamieson, and Philip Schluter are travelling to Brisbane for the Global Acute Care Excellence Forum 2017, to be held 20-21 Feb
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Three students will be working with the Big Data and Better Ageing research team over the university break period from November to January.