Publications and resources relating to cardiovascular disease in New Zealand.
New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012
This is the updated (third) edition of the original New Zealand Cardiovascular Guidelines Handbook (last revised in 2009). The latest edition includes new content on the management of type 2 diabetes, weight management, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, heart failure and rheumatic fever.
Atrial Fibrillation – Information for you, and your family, whānau and friends
This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. It has been written to help you better understand your condition and how it is best managed.
Influences in Childhood on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood – An Occasional Paper
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the medical literature around the childhood determinants of adult diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Evidence-based Best Practice Guideline: The Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk
An evidence-based summary of effective practice in the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk, designed for primary care practitioners. The guideline seeks to assist informed decision-making by adults with and without known cardiovascular disease, their families, whānau and their health care providers. Published by the New Zealand Guidelines Group.
Health Report: Relative Level of Access to Cardiac Services [Find it in the Library Catalogue]
The Ministry has undertaken an analysis of the relative level of access to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations and angioplasty procedures for the populations served by each of the five cardiac units in New Zealand. This was in response to the issue of whether the relative level of access to CABG operations and angioplasty procedures may be more limited for patients living in Otago and Southland than elsewhere in the country.
- Cardiovascular Disease – District health board toolkit [Find it in the Library Catalogue]
News and publications
For news and more publications relating to cardiovascular disease, visit the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC).
Information on heart disease for the public.