Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again Event as iCalendar

15 May 2018

7 - 8:30pm

Venue: AMRF lecture theatre

Location: 505-011, Ground Floor, Building 505, 85 Park Road Grafton

Contact email: rsvp-fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Official event website

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Speakers: 

'Heart attacks and strokes - what they are and why they matter'  
Professor Rob Doughty, Heart Foundation Chair of Heart Health at the University of Auckland

'Treatment of heart attacks'
Associate Professor Gerry Devlin, Heart Foundation Medical Director

'Pulling out clots to treat strokes'
Professor Alan Barber, Deputy Director of the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland

 

Chairs:

Distingushed Professor Sir Richard Faull, Director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland

Emeritus Professor Norman Sharpe, Former Heart Foundation Medical Director


Abstract:
 
Heart attacks and strokes are two of the major causes of death and disability in our community. Three of New Zealand’s pre-eminent experts in this area will describe how these diseases develop and how they contribute to ill-health.

Then they will move on to describe a revolution in medical technology that uses various techniques to restore blood flow to the heart and brain.

Although these developments have transformed management of strokes and heart attacks, they also pose significant logistical challenges as we try to roll out these options across the country.
 

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