Cardiovascular disease publications

Publications and resources relating to cardiovascular disease in New Zealand.


  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care.
    Published 14 February 2018
    This publication updates cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk equations to estimate CVD risk and provides guidance on CVD risk management.
  • More Heart and Diabetes Checks Evaluation
    Published 25 August 2016
    This report contains the findings and recommendations from an independent evaluation of the More Heart and Diabetes Checks health target.
  • Self-management Support for People with Long-term Conditions
    Published 22 February 2016
    This document supports people to manage their long-term conditions, and includes definitions of long-term conditions as well as links to examples of current work.
  • Published 21 October 2014
    A series of educational videos answering common questions and offering support to general practice for the more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit health targets has been developed.
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    Published 02 October 2012
    The NZ Guidelines Group completed a rapidE process as part of their contract with the Ministry of Health to produce evidence-based guidance for the health sector focusing on implementation. The rapidE process looked at the available evidence on the effectiveness of health behaviour change interventions for people with long-term conditions. The rapidE process produced a suite of documents.
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    Published 13 March 2012
    The New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012 provides summary guidance from a collection of guidelines and is intended as a convenient reference for health professionals. This edition includes new content on the management of type 2 diabetes, weight management, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, heart failure and rheumatic fever.
  • Published 02 July 2011
    This publication looks at the work of the National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Network, and their work with the National Health Board (NHB) and District Health Boards (DHBs) to help reduce patient waiting times to levels never achieved before.
  • Published 02 April 2011
    This publication looks at how DHBs are working to achieve  the Better diabetes and cardiovascular services health target, and discusses the real gains which are being made thanks to the creativity, teamwork and dedication of hospital staff, and the people who provide health services and support in the community.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    Te Toi Hauora-nui provides information about innovative service approaches to improving Maori health, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus programmes delivered in the primary care setting. The report outines key findings, critical success factors that providers use to achieve successful results, and areas for improvement.
  • Published 01 October 2009
    Annual statistical publication that collates and analyses information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand. The commentary summarises key facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group and sex.
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