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.
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.