Exercise considerations for people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a workshop designed specifically for fitness professionals (and related health professionals, physiotherapists, cardiac rehabilitation nurses, occupational health nurses etc.) interested in understanding the unique needs of exercisers with CVD.
This is a two day Level 5 unit standard course (US 25992). Significant CEC points are available.
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Cardiac Rehabilitation Summary & Resource Kit (2002) [PDF 1.12mb]
This guideline is designed for all Health Providers, Primary Care Providers and Health Information Services. The guideline provides a summary of New Zealand and International evidence that will lead to best practice cardiac rehabilitation in New Zealand. Please note this resource was published in 2002 and as such some interventions have since been revised.
We have a limited number of this available in hard copy. To order please click here.
• Cardiac Rehabilitation Guidelines Summary (2002) [PDF 158kb]
This guideline identifies the goals of cardiac rehabilitation. Please note this resource was published in 2002 and as such some interventions have since been revised.
We have a limited number of this resource available in hard copy. To order please click here.
The Heart Foundation, in conjunction with Te Hotu Manawa Maori, has developed a cardiac rehabiliation programme called Heart Guide Aotearoa (HGA)
For more information click on the relevant link below:
The following downloadable resources are also available to order online
• New Zealand Directory of Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes [PDF 1.06mb]
This directory published by the Heart Foundation details the phases of cardiac rehabilitation and provides information on how to access cardiac rehabilitation programmes throughout New Zealand.
Cardiac Clubs [PDF 450KB]
A list of all the Cardiac Clubs affiliated with the Heart Foundation.
• Have a Heart - A Guide to Recovery after a Heart Attack [PDF 1.77mb]
This interactive booklet has been written for people who have had a heart attack and for their families. It answers the questions commonly asked both during the hospital stay and following discharge home. It provides practical tips to help people along the road to recovery and to make lifestyle changes.
• Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy Resource [PDF 32.8kb]
An A4/A3 chart outlining the process of cardiac rehabilitation following a cardiovascular event.
• Cardiac Rehabilitation Folder [DOC 260kb]
This folder is for cardiac rehabilitation nurses to give to the patient who has had a heart event to place all their hospital, health and rehabilitation information in whilst in hospital. To order click on the link above.
HeartCare75 Low Daily Dose Aspirin
• HeartCare75 Low Daily Dose Aspirin ( 6 x 30s packs 6 months supply)
The Heart Foundation recommends the use of aspirin 75mg as a standard treatment for people with a known history of heart or blood vessel disease and particularly for those who have had a heart attack or stroke.
• Cardiac Rehabilitation Association of New Zealand
• Heart Guide Aotearoa - Heart Guide Aotearoa is a home based programme of rehabilitation. The programme is being piloted by five Maori health providers in the upper North Island. Each kaitono has a Heart Coach visiting homes to develop personal goals and give support through a three-month programme focussed on improving and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes. The project aims to provide a home-based service to those who would not otherwise receive hospital based services.