Topics: Cardiovascular health

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

RHD Australia: a national approach to rheumatic heart disease prevention and management

The Federal Government has announced that it will spend $2.5 million to help combat rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and acute rheumatic fever (ARF), through the establishment of RHDAustralia, a new centre dedicated to prevention and management of the disease.


Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous populations

Steer AC, Carapetis JR (2009) Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous populations. Pediatric Clinics of North America;56(6):1401-19


Chronic Diseases Network Conference – Prevention is the best medicine

The 13th Annual Chronic Diseases Network Conference was held 10-11 September 2009 in Darwin.


Exploring the impact of an Aboriginal Health Worker on hospitalised Aboriginal experiences: lessons from cardiology

Taylor KP, Thompson SC, Smith JS, Dimer L, Ali M, et al. (2009) Exploring the impact of an Aboriginal Health Worker on hospitalised Aboriginal experiences: lessons from cardiology. Australian Health Review;33(4):549-557


Cardiovascular disease risk management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in primary health care settings: findings from the Kanyini Audit

Peiris DP, Patel AA, Cass A, Howard MP, Tchan ML, et al. (2009) Cardiovascular disease risk management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in primary health care settings: findings from the Kanyini Audit. Medical Journal of Australia;191(6):304-309


Apo-B/AI ratio identifies cardiovascular risk in childhood: the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study

Sellers EAC, Singh GR, Sayers SM (2009) Apo-B/AI ratio identifies cardiovascular risk in childhood: the Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study. Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research;6(2):94-99


Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: background paper: preventable chronic diseases in Aboriginal populations

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009) Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: background paper: preventable chronic diseases in Aboriginal populations. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families


Stroke rehab down under: can Rupert Murdoch, Crocodile Dundee, and an Aboriginal elder expect the same services and care?

Faux S, Ahmat J, Bailey J, Kesper D, Crotty M, et al. (2009) Stroke rehab down under: can Rupert Murdoch, Crocodile Dundee, and an Aboriginal elder expect the same services and care? Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation;16(1):1-10


Lipid treatment guidelines and cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia

Luke JN, Brown A, O’Neal DN, Kerin O’Dea K, Jenkins AJ, et al. (2009) Lipid treatment guidelines and cardiovascular risk for Aboriginal people in Central Australia. Medical Journal of Australia;190(10):552-556


Outcomes of cardiac surgery in Indigenous Australians

Lehman SJ, Baker RA, Aylward PE, Knight JL, Chew DP (2009) Outcomes of cardiac surgery in Indigenous Australians. Medical Journal of Australia;190(10):588-593


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