Six Steps to Cardiac Recovery Terms / References

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Australian Clinical Guidelines for Acute Coronary Syndrome

The full guidelines and a summary from the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand can be found here. 

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

1. The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is compiled from data supplied by the state and territory health authorities. It is a collection of confidential electronic summary records for separations (that is, episodes of care) in public and private hospitals in Australia. Click here to access the data.

2. Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015. This report analyses the impact of more than 200 diseases and injuries in terms of living with illness (non-fatal burden) and premature death (fatal burden). Click here to access the report.

3. Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia. Information on non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs. To access the information, click here 

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Beyond Blue

For advice and support about depression and anxiety, your patient can call 1300 224 636.

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Blood pressure

A video created by the New Zealand Heart Foundation that explains blood pressure

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Youtube video from the New Zealand Heart Foundation explaining what blood pressure is


Cardiac Blues

Around 75% of people experience the ‘Cardiac Blues’ after a heart event. 

Read the following resources to help your patient manage and recover from the cardiac blues. 

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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention - ATSI

Northern Territory guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention. 

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cover page for NT department of heath report into cardia rehabilitation and secondary prevention

Cardiac rehabilitation for health professionals

Heart Foundation material for health professionals to recommend to their patients. 

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Heart foundation website for health professionals on cardiac rehabilitation for their patients

Cardiac rehabilitation for patients

This Heart Foundation resource explains what cardiac rehabilitation is and patients can find a cardiac rehabilitation service. 

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Heart foundation webpage on Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation resources - The Heart foundation

Content and resources for health professionals with useful cardiac rehabilitation. 

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Webpage for cardiac rehabilitation resources for healthcare providers

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