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News from the Department of Medicine

Te Tari Whaiora – Karere

New blood test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

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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).

Talking our socks off!

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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.

Diabetes – a pressure cooker

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

The close relationship of diabetes and heart disease has not gone unnoticed by the Christchurch Heart Institute team.

Medical research has its benefits

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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.

Works of heart

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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.

Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

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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.

Christchurch Heart Institute team in City2Surf

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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.

Research and Clinical Nurses support new strategy for discharge management of heart failure

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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.

Team attends InterRAI forum

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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

Students begin ‘big data’ reviews

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.