[NEW PAPERS] Check out these new publications!
Congratulations to Dr Georgia Chaseling and team for their publication in Heart, Lung and Circulation titled ‘Extreme Heat and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Australia and New Zealand: What Do We Know?’
Congratulations to Dion Canderlaria, Prof Robyn Gallagher & team for their publication in Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention: titled ‘Exercise Self-efficacy Improvements During Cardiac Rehabilitation’
Congratulations to Prof Julie Redfern and team who were awarded the World Cancer Research Fund International Grant for the project ‘Bridging the gap in physical activity and diet support for breast cancer survivors’
Dion Candelaria appointed President-elect and Joe Weddell wins best poster prize at ACRA NSW/ACT ASM 2022
At this year’s ACRA NSW/ACT ASM there were many highlights from the SOLVE team. PhD Student, Dion Candelaria was appointed as the President-elect of ACRA NSW/ACT and Joe Weddell won the best poster prize.
[NEW PAPERS] Check out these new publications by SOLVE team members!
Congratulations to SOLVE PhD Student, Dion Candelaria, Prof Robyn Gallagher and team for their publication in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled ‘Remote-delivered cardiac rehabilitation during COVID-19: a prospective cohort comparison of health-related quality of life outcomes and patient experiences’
Congratulations to Prof Jeroen Hendriks and team for their publication in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled ‘Sleep apnoea management in atrial fibrillation in clinical practice: key messages for health care professionals based on a joint survey by EHRA and ACNAP’
Congratulations to Shi et al. and team (including Dr Ling Zhang, Dr Karice Hyun, Prof Robyn Gallagher) for their publication in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled ‘A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression of patient education for secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart disease: impact on psychological outcomes’
Congratulations to SOLVE AI Prof Clara Chow for being awarded the 2022 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Award
Prof Clara Chow was one of the 25 women in digital health recognised for their contributions to and achievements in digital health across the health ands aged care sectors Australia-wide and abroad. Read more here.
Watch Prof Julie Redfern’s Seminar about SOLVE-CHD as part of the Holsworth Research Initiative Seminar Series
SOLVE PhD Student Joseph Weddell wins best oral presentation award at CPC EMCR Symposium 2022
Congratulations to SOLVE PhD candidate Joseph Weddell for winning the best oral presentation award at the CPC EMCR Symposium 2022. His talk was about ‘Age and Marital Status Predict Mild Cognitive Impairment During Acute Coronary Syndrome Admission’.
SOLVE AI Karice Hyun is a finalist for CVRN Rising Star Award 2022
Congratulations to SOLVE AI Dr Karice Hyun who is a finalist for the CVRN Rising Star Award 2022. Wishing Karice the best for the award ceremony on the 25th October, where winners will be announced.
[NEW PAPER] The health digital twin to tackle cardiovascular disease—a
review of an emerging interdisciplinary field, published in npj digital health
Congratulations to Coorey G. et al for this new publication in npj digital health, titled ‘he health digital twin to tackle cardiovascular disease—a review of an emerging interdisciplinary field’ Read more here.
[NEW PAPER] Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation in Queensland: A Whole of System, Data-Driven Approach Over the Past 10 Years, published in Heart, Lung and Circulation
Congratulations to Phillips S. et al for this new editorial publication in Heart, Lung and Circulation, titled ‘Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation in Queensland: A Whole of System, Data-Driven Approach Over the Past 10 Years.’ Read more here.
The gender gap in Australian medical publishing co-authored by Dr Clara Zwack
SOLVE-CHD Research Fellow, Dr Clara Zwack co-authored a recent article exploring the gender gap in Australian medical publishing.
“Australia is ahead of the global curve when it comes to the rate of change, and Australian medical research is showing clear movement toward parity”.
Cardiac rehabilitation expert Robert Zecchin celebrates 40 years working at Westmead Hospital
Two days after turning 18, Robert Zecchin commenced nursing training at Westmead Hospital in Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) and has been working there full time for the past 40 years uninterrupted.
“I believe that nursing research is the foundation of evidence-based patient centric care. Doing research in your own time can promote independence, satisfaction, and decrease impediments that doing research during work hours can incur.”
Nicola Subverski, SOLVE-CHD Consumer Advisors shared her personal ‘HeartStory’ at The Morning Show
Mother of two, Nicola Surbveski, suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 38. Nicola underwent emergency surgery after doctors confirmed her heart attack. Alarmingly, 80% of her right coronary artery was blocked. Nicola had a second heart attack the night before her 40th birthday. While Nicola is thankful that she survived, she also experienced ‘cardiac blues’ following the major heart events. Until she joined the HF Supporting Young Hearts group, she was able to build rapid connections with her peers, buoyed by the easy rapport and share her story.
Now she is continuing to give back to the community by participating SOLVE-CHD Consumer engagement events and making valuable contributions to our research projects and many more. Read Nicola’s story here
NEW Roadmap for Digital Health in Cardiology – World Heart Federation
Read about Prof Jeroen Hendriks’ clinical trial benefiting atrial fibrillation patients in South Australia
Support FMH’s cardiovascular research at World Heart Day – SOLVE team members’ research recognised
Meet the team detecting heart disease before it strikes – led by SOLVE AI Prof Gemma Figtree
CAD Frontiers, an international research team led by cardiologist Professor Gemma Figtree. Professor Figtree and her team are working on a new approach to heart attack prevention that does not rely on risk factors and symptoms to predict an individual’s heart attack risk. Read more here.
Read this news article ‘New test to catch ‘silent’ cases of heart disease in Australia’ about Prof Gemma Figtree and team’s study of patients considered to be at low or medium risk of having a heart attack within five years. Read more here.
SOLVE-CHD CSANZ Networking Dinner at KOI Broadbeach, Gold Coast
The SOLVE-CHD CSANZ Networking Dinner was held on Friday, 12th August at KOI Broadbeach, Gold Coast. We had 42 delegates joining us from across Australia. Our delegates included the senior leadership team, policy-makers, clinicians, allied health professionals, emerging leaders, early and mid-career researchers and PhDs— showcasing the diversity and inclusion of the SOLVE-CHD community. It was a wonderful evening full of fun & laughter, great food & drinks and more importantly new friendships and connections. We look forward to continuing the work with our amazing colleagues and community members to make a difference in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for all Australians!
SOLVE-CHD Scholarships to support EMCRs and HDR Students to attend 31st ACRA ASM 2022
SOLVE-CHD is proud to have offered 12 conference support scholarships for EMCRs and HDR Students to attend the 31st ACRA ASM. We are very pleased to hear that awardees enjoyed and benefited from the ASM!
“Attending the 2022 ACRA ASM through a SOLVE-CHD Scholarship provided me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and achieve one of my professional development goals for the year- attending a conference ad sharing my network outside of my nutrition and dietetics discipline.”
Hannah Mayr, Metro South Hospital and Health Service
“I definitely learnt some valuable lessons here that I can implement in all parts of my clinical practice.”
Katrien Janssen, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
“It was inspiring to hear about all the fantastic research in secondary prevention, which has motivated me with my own work as a SOLVE-CHD postdoctoral researcher… This was the first opportunity I have had to present this work in person for the last two and half years.”
Sarah Gauci, Deakin University
“Thanks to the generous scholarship from SOLVE-CHD I was supported to attend the ACRA 2022 ASM. This gave me the opportunity to network with peers, inspired ideas on future research projects, and made me reflect on how well (or not so well) our service compared to others.”
Vicki Paul, Nepean Hospital
Special Congratulations to the below SOLVE-CHD team members at the 31st ACRA ASM:
- Prof Julie Redfern for delivering the Alan Goble Oration
- Prof Robyn Gallagher for being awarded the Alan Goble Distinguished Service Merit Award
- Dr Susie Cartledge for being awarded the Alan Goble Distinguished Service Award
- Dr Emma Thomas for being awarded the SOLVE-CHD Early Career Researcher Prize in recognition of her outstanding presentation
- Dr Susie Cartledge and Dr Ling Zhang for being finalists in the Research Prize Session
- Dr Susie Cartledge for being award the Research Prize
Special Congratulations to the below SOLVE-CHD team members at the 70th CSANZ ASM:
- Prof Julie Redfern for delivering the inaugural Allied Health and Technology Lecture
- Robert Zecchin for delivering the Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture
- Prof Clara Chow for successfully completing her term as President
- Dr Matthew Hollings for being a finalist for Allied Health and Technology Prize Session
- Dr Ling Zhang for being a finalist for Cardiovascular Nursing Research Prize Session
- Dion Candelaria for being awarded the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council 2022 Rising Star Award
- Dr Karice Hyun for being awarded the Heart, Lung and Circulation 2022 High Impact Award for Original Research
- Dr Clara Zwack for being awarded the 2022 Allied Health Science and Technology New Investigator Best Poster Prize
Artificial intelligence pioneers fund next generation of researchers
[NEW PAPER] Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact Analysis of Implementing a 'Soft Opt-Out' System for Kidney Donation in Australia, published in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy (2022)
A huge congratulations to the below SOLVE-CHD team members on their recent leadership positions:
- SOLVE Research Fellows Dr Matthew Hollings and Dr Clara Zwack, and SOLVE PhD Student Dion Candelaria are the CPC EMCR Committe members for 2022-2024
- SOLVE AI Dr Karice Hyun, and Research Fellows Dr Matthew Hollings and Dr Clara Zwack are part of the EMCR Working group for NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in CAD
- SOLVE Research Fellows Dr Matthew Hollings and Dr Clara Zwack are on the NSW/ACT ACRA Professional Development Committee
- SOLVE AI Dr Karice Hyun and Research Fellow Dr Matthew Hollings are Executives of the CSANZ Allied Health, Science and Technology Council
- SOLVE AI Dr Karice Hyun is the Chair of Professional Development Subcommitee at Westmead Hub EMCR Committee and an Associate Editior of npj Digital Medicine
Congratulations to Dr Sarah Gauci on her PhD completion - WELL DONE SARAH!
Read Dr Sarah Gauci’s article ‘An expert’s guide to brain-healthy cooking and eating’ for a guide on the pillars of health, good for the body, good for the brain foods, foods to avoid, practical tips and a daily guide to brain-healthy eating with receipes to follow!
[NEW PAPER] Biology, Bias, or Both? The Contribution of Sex and Gender to the Disparity in Cardiovascular Outcomes Between Women and Men, published in the Current Atherosclerosis Reports 2022
Read this new paper published by SOLVE Associate Research Fellow Dr Sarah Gauci and SOLVE investigators Prof Adrienne O’Neil, Dr Susie Cartledge, Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Robyn Gallagher and team titled ‘Biology, Bias, or Both? The Contribution of Sex and Gender to the Disparity in Cardiovascular Outcomes Between Women and Men’ published in the Current Atherosclerosis Reports 2022
[NEW PAPER] Sensitivity and specificity of 5 min cognitive screening tests in patients with acute coronary syndrome, published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Read this new paper published by SOLVE investigators Prof Robyn Gallagher and Prof Adrian Bauman, and SOLVE PhD student Joseph Weddell, and team titled ‘Sensitivity and specificity of 5 min cognitive screening tests in patients with acute coronary syndrome’ published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
SOLVE-CHD to have a huge presense at CSANZ 2022 and ACRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 at the Gold Coast
- Prof Julie Redfern to give the invited Allied Health, Science and Technology Lecture at CSANZ ASM, titled ‘Innovative interventions to improve secondary prevention for cardiovascular disease‘
- Mr Rob Zecchin to give the invited Cardiovascular Nurse Lecture at CSANZ ASM, titled ‘In the Footsteps of Cardiovascular Giants. A Reflective Journey of Collaboration, Collegiality and Change as a Nurse Clinician-Researcher’
- Dr Matthew Hollings and team whose abstract was accepted for the Allied Health and Technology Prize presentation at the CSANZ ASM
- Dr Ling Zhang and team whose abstract was accepted for the Cardiovascular Nursing Research Prize presentation at the CSANZ ASM
- Dr Susie Cartledge, Dr Ling Zhang, Dr Matthew Hollings, Dr Sarah Gauci, Dion Candelaria, Rebecca Raeside, Deborah Manandi and team whose abstracts were accepted for oral and poster presentations at the CSANZ ASM
- Prof Julie Redfern to give the Alan Goble Oration Keynote Presentation titled ‘Learning from the past to move to the future of cardiac rehabilitation’
- Prof Robyn Gallagher to deliver the SOLVE-CHD Workshop: Using Electronic Data in Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Dr Susie Cartledge, Dr Ling Zhang and team whose abstracts were accepted for the Clinical Prize Session presentation at the ACRA ASM
- Dr Susie Cartledge, Dr Sarah Gauci and team whose abstracts were accepted for oral and poster presentations at the ACRA ASM
[NEW PAPER] Trends and Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Prospective, Multi-Site Study of 41,739 Patients From the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (2017–2020) Heart, Lung and Circulation
Read this new paper published by Dr Susie Cartledge and team titled Trends and Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Prospective, Multi-Site Study of 41,739 Patients From the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (2017–2020) published in Heart, Lung and Circulation
[NEW PAPER] Barriers and Facilitators to Uptake and Attendance of Secondary Cardiac Prevention Programmes for Indigenous New Zealanders published in Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases
Read this new paper published by Geoff Kira titled Barriers and Facilitators to Uptake and Attendance of Secondary Cardiac Prevention Programmes for Indigenous New Zealanders published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases
Rebecca Raeside was awarded the 2022 CSANZ Research Scholarship
CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Raeside who was was awarded the 2022 CSANZ Research Scholarship! Read more about Rebecca’s project and her scholarship here.
Lemma Bulto was awarded the Doctoral Research Medal award from the University of Adelaide
CONGRATULATIONS to Lemma Bulto who was presented with the Doctoral Research Medal award from the University of Adelaide for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
[NEW PAPER] Historical Context of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Learning From the Past to Move to the Future published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Read this new paper published by SOLVE investigators, Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Robyn Gallagher, Prof Adrienne O’Neil, Prof Adrian Bauman, Prof Garry Jennings, Prof David Brieger and Prof Tom Briffa.
Prof Jeroen Hendriks selected for induction into the Sigma Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 2022 and has recently been appointed as Deputy Editor for the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
A HUGE Congratulations to Prof Hendriks who was inducted in the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. This year marks the 13th presentation of the prestigious Hall of Fame honor. The 2022 inductees will join 238 previously inducted nurse researchers, all of whom have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession of nursing and the people it serves. Read more here.
Prof Jeroen Hendriks has recently been appointed Deputy Editor for the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
2 NEW PAPERS by Research Fellow, Dr Clara Zwack.
SOLVE-CHD Research Fellow, Dr Clara Zwack has recently published two new papers:
1. Exploration of diet, physical activity, health knowledge and the cardiometabolic profile of young adults with intellectual disability, published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Click here to read more.
2. Stress and social isolation, and its relationship to cardiovascular risk in young adults with intellectual disability, published in Disability Rehabilitation. Click here to read more.
‘Doing your own research’ – what you need to know
Read this article by Prof Adrienne O’Neil, it provides 5 tips for ‘doing your own research’ and in turn increasing your chances of getting access to the latest advances in mental health research in a safe way. Read more here.
Spreading the word – why SciComm and nurses are a perfect match, especially during a pandemic
CPC New Research Node: SOLVE-CHD
In 2021, SOVLVE-CHD has officially become a new research node at Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation led by Prof Julie Redfern.
The SOLVE CHD multidisciplinary initiative is closely in-line with the CPC research strategy which will address identified major gaps in secondary prevention space of cardiovascular disease.SOLVE CHD will be able to build capacity through a range of programs, offer training, mentoring, co-funding and educational opportunities to CPC and USYD Community.
The new SOLVE CHD Node will combine with the previous “Preventive Cardiology Node” to provide a more expanded version now that Prof Robyn Gallagher and Prof Julie Redfern have been successful with a NHMRC Synergy grant to support this area of work. Click here to read more
Such data falls into the cardio-metabolic area so there is a great potential that our work could be shared in other CPC Project Nodes such as Digital solutions in cardiovascular diseases prevention as well as Wireless Wellbeing, Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure, and Health Literacy. We also believe the node integrates across Population and Solutions Domains of the CPC.
FIRST EVER ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Nursing
SOLVE-CHD CI Prof Robyn Gallagher co-authored 3 chapters (Chapter 11. Cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation; Chapter 13. Patient Education and communication; Chapter 15. Looking forward: the future of cardiovascular care) in the European Society of Cardiology’s first Textbook of Cardiovasular Nursing.
SOLVE-CHD Stakeholder Prof Jeroen Hendriks co-authored Chapter 7. Care of the patient with cardiac arrhythmias.
YouTube Interview by Dr Christian Verdicchio
Christian Verdicchio was interviewed by MyCareChannel to talks about cardiac rehab and exercise and lifestyle in patients with AF and heart disease at Day of Hearts, Valentine’s Day Special, view the full interview here.
2 NEW PAPERS by PhD Candiate, Dion Candelaria!
SOLVE-CHD PhD Candiate, Dion Candelaria, published two new papers:
1. Remote-delivered cardiac rehabilitation during COVID-19: a prospective cohort comparison of health-related quality of life outcomes and patient experience, published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Click here to read more.
2. Validation of the PROMIS-29v2 Health-Related Quality-of-Life Questionnaire in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease Participating in Remote Cardiac Rehabilitation, published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Click here to read more.
Navigating the Online World of Lifestyle Health Information: Qualitative Study With Adolescents.
SOLVE-CHD PhD Student, Rebecca Raeside, recently published a new paper in JMIR Pedaitrics and parenting titled: Navigating the Online World of Lifestyle Health Information: Qualitative Study With Adolescents. Click here to read more.
Australian Stroke & Heart Research Accelerator (ASHRA) Director, SOLVE AI Professor Clara Chow
Congratulations to Professor Clara Chow who was appointed as the Director of the newly established research center, Australian Stroke & Heart Research Accelerator. ASHRA has been awarded $10 million over four years through the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. Click here to read more.
TOP 10 articles downloaded from Heart, Lung and Circulation during 2021
Dr Karice Hyun’s paper titled Gender Difference in Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Outcomes Following the Survival of Acute Coronary Syndrome was one of the top 10 articles downloaded from Heart, Lung and Circulation during 2021. Click here to read more.