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Researchers to study link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnoea .

With a disturbing number of people losing their lives to heart disease each year, researchers have launched the first study of its kind using MRI technology to broaden our understanding of the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnoea. The project has been made possible following funding from the Ramsay Research Grant Program, and will involve clinician researchers from Northe.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Masters players committed to the team, ignore heart health.

Research from the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital provides insights into cardiac risk among footballers of masters age (35 years and older), an increasingly popular pastime. In what is believed to be the first study to assess cardiac knowledge and beliefs in this higher-risk amateur football group, researchers have found that one in five players experienced one or mor.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Study confirms deadly risk of COVID-19 for those with heart failure .

The largest study of its kind in Australia has found patients with a history of heart failure are three times more likely to die from COVID-19. Launched last year at the outset of the pandemic, the AUS-COVID trial is investigating those who are most at risk from COVID-19 in Australia. To date, it has assessed hundreds of patients in 21 hospitals across the country. The study confirmed ea.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

New test for high blood pressure to save lives .

Researchers and clinicians have welcomed Federal Government funding to improve the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. The condition affects around 1 in 3 people in Australia, significantly increasing the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. Men are more likely to have uncontrolled high blood pressure, with 1 in 4 men suffering unt.....
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Category: World-leading technology

Life after cardiac arrest.

Just over two years ago, Ian Hutchinson (Hutch) was cycling with a friend on Sydney’s northern beaches, taking part in an activity he regularly enjoyed with his mate. But that morning was to have a life-changing impact, with Hutch suffering a sudden cardiac arrest midway through the ride. It was only the quick thinking of his friend Don MacKee and a group of bystanders who called triple .....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research

Kolling researchers identifying COVID-19 impact on heart health.

The largest study of its type in Australia will investigate the impact of COVID-19 on younger patients with new trends emerging around the cardiac complications from the Delta strain of the virus. Launched last year, the AUS-COVID trial assessed more than 640 patients in 21 hospitals across Australia, recording cardiovascular complications. From this group, 125 were people were admitted .....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers join global effort to reduce heart disease in women.

Two leading cardiovascular experts have been appointed to a prestigious world expert panel to reduce rates of cardiovascular disease in women. Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) interventional cardiologist and Kolling Institute researcher, Professor Gemma Figtree, and RNSH senior hospital scientist and Kolling Institute researcher, Dr Anastasia Mihailidou, have been appointed commissioner.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research

Researchers drive global call to action to tackle world’s leading cause of death.

A team of researchers from the Kolling Institute, The University of Sydney, Monash University and La Trobe University have led a global call to action to accelerate new approaches for cardiovascular disease (CVD) drug solutions. CVD is the leading cause of death globally. Since the start of the pandemic approximately 18 million people have died of CVD, with the majority from low- and mid.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research

Our researchers secure highly competitive national funding .

Two of our leading researchers will drive key Australian projects following a funding announcement from the National Health and Medical Research Council. (NHMRC) More than $1.4 million from the partnership grant program will go to Kolling researcher and RNSH interventional cardiologist Professor Gemma Figtree and her team for a study to reduce coronary artery disease. The world-first pro.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research

New funding supports innovative approach to diagnose heart failure.

Kolling researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologist Dr Rebecca Kozor will lead a world-first study using MRI technology to improve the diagnosis of heart failure. The trial has been made possible following a $50,000 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand-Boehringer Ingelheim innovation grant. Dr Kozor has welcomed the funding to quantify pulmonary congestion or lung wate.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Funding support