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may, 2018

15may7:00 pm8:30 pmFREE PUBLIC LECTURE: Heart Attacks and StrokeGetting the Blood Flowing Again

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How do we treat heart attacks and stroke? Three 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 at the University of Auckland
‘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 at the University of Auckland

Chairs: Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull, Director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland
Emeritus Professor Norman Sharpe, Former Heart Foundation Medical Director

Presented with partners:
The University of Auckland Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences & Heart Foundation

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Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

AMRF Auditorium, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

85 Park Road

Organizer

Auckland Medical Research Foundation

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