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Free Public Lecture: Heart Attacks and Stroke: Getting the Blood Flowing Again

  • 01 May 2018

At the 2nd in our series of lectures celebrating the educational, medical and research successes over the past 50 years, 3 speakers from our partners, The University of Auckland and the Heart Foundation, will talk about the revolutionary changes and improvements in heart attack and stroke treatments.

  • When: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018, 7-8:30 pm
  • Where: AMRF Auditorium, University of Auckland Medical School, 85 Park Road, Grafton
  • Tickets: Free! Please RSVP via email to admin@medicalresearch.org.nz or ring us on ☎ 09-923-1701
  • More info: Click here for more about the entire lecture series from April – September
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    About the talk: How do we treat heart attacks and stroke? In this public lecture, three of our experts will get to the heart of the matter.

    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 the 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 with Professor Rob Doughty, Heart Foundation Chair of Heart Health
  • Treatment of heart attacks by Associate Professor Gerry Devlin, Heart Foundation Medical Director
  • Pulling out clots to treat strokes from Professor Alan Barber, Deputy Director of the Centre for Brain Research
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