Cardiovascular

Association between gout and high intakes of fructose – consider reducing it

This meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies investigated the association of fructose consumption with incident gout and hyperuricemia.

Varicose veins

Dr Sam Dunn discusses varicose veins - vanity or a medical necessity? Sam has completed the diploma of Procedural Phlebology and is the medical director of Palm Clinic in Auckland.

New drug treatment for heart failure

PODCAST: Professor Rob Doughty talks about a new combination medicine to New Zealand for the management of congestive heart failure - ‘Entresto’ Sacubitril/ Valsarten.

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment & management

This one-hour eLearning course reflects the 2018 New Zealand Ministry of Health's consensus statement on cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management.

Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable and is associated with large within-population health inequalities. In New Zealand 38% of all deaths are attributable to cardiovascular disease, with deaths in Māori up to four times higher than those in NZ Europeans. Early detection and management of risk factors is vitally important as it can lead to a reduction in morbidity and premature death.

Coronary heart disease - Rod Jackson

Rod Jackson talks about “where have all the heart attacks gone”. Rod is a professor of epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.

Exercise prescriptions

Physical activity is a highly effective treatment for many types of chronic disease.

Nutrition for cardiovascular disease - Jennifer Crowley

Dr Jennifer Crowley talks about nutrition and advice in cardiovascular disease. Jennifer's doctorate in health sciences thesis topic was “New Zealand GPs and nutrition care: perceptions, perceived competence and barriers to provision”. Jennifer is a registered dietitian, registered sports dietitian and secondary teacher with extensive experience in teaching nutrition education.

Webinar: Recognition of vascular emergencies in primary care

Vascular surgeon Mr Venu Bhamidi discusses vascular emergencies including  acute limb ischemia, abdominal vascular emergencies, aortic dissection, and vascular trauma.  He will focus on recognition and initial assessment of these conditions within a primary care setting. 

Nutrition: Brief advice to patients

This course contains some information that you will be familiar with as well as new information in light of emerging scientific evidence in nutrition and changing dietary guidelines for nutrition education.

Hypertension - Matt Dawes

Doctor Mathew Dawes talks about hypertension. Matt is an InternalMedicine Specialist and Clinical Pharmacologist at Auckland City Hospital. He has a background in cardiovascular physiology and hypertension research. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.

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