Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again
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.
'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
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