Cardiology Research Review

In Issue 133: 

  • Treat post-STEMI patients regardless of risk factors
  • Most patients hospitalised with HFrEF are candidates for dapagliflozin
  • Empagliflozin in patients with HFrEF and volume overload
  • Effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D on incident AF
  • Does socioeconomic status affect outcomes in the first year after MI?
  • Prognostic significance of suboptimal pharmacotherapy after ACS
  • Antihypertensives and statin therapy for primary stroke prevention
  • Aspirin vs clopidogrel for chronic maintenance monotherapy after PCI
  • Ischaemic event reduction with rivaroxaban after peripheral arterial revascularisation
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery to prevent stroke

  Cardiology Research Review Issue 133 (pdf) with commentary by A/Prof John Amerena

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Consumer Engagement in Research – Heart Foundation Webinar Series

Learn more about the Heart Foundation Consumer Engagement Strategy and Consumer Review Progress. In this pre-recorded Webinar you will hear from Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Stephanie Partridge, about the impact of involving consumers in her project plan.  Also presenting is the Heart Foundation’s, Julie Ann Mitchell, Director of Health Strategy and Liam Rodgers, Research Co-ordinator at the Heart Foundation are discussing consumer engagement strategies.

Cardiologist – Hastings, New Zealand

Position:  Cardiologist

Location: Hastings, New Zealand

Required Skills:

Applicants must have FRACP (or equivalent) with specialist training in cardiology and be registered (or is eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand


A specialist with skills and experience in general cardiology as well as cardiac imaging and/or pacemaker implantation is desired to complement our current group. The department’s facilities allow echocardiography, CT coronary angiography and a diagnostic angiography lab. Although not provided at present, our DHB is progressing a project to commence pacemaker implantation, cardiac MRI and percutaneous coronary intervention locally.

More information: 

The cardiology service is based at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Hastings. A 364 bed regional hospital providing core services including most medical and surgical specialties, for a diverse population of 162,000. In addition, outreach services are provided at rural and community based facilities across the region. We have strong links with Wellington Hospital for tertiary services not delivered on site, which currently includes interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

For further information please contact Dr David Gardner, Head of Department of Medicine,
Phone: +64 (0) 27 323 8517

For a copy of the position profile please go to this Link.

Seeking Clinician Views | Exploring anticoagulant use in obesity and AF

You are invited to participate in the DOAC–COAF Research Study.

The study aims to explore and understand clinician beliefs, attitudes, and practices towards pharmacological management in obese patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

The study is being conducted by Fahad Shaikh, a Pharmacist and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University; working under the supervision of  Dr Caleb Ferguson (WSU & WSLHD),  Prof Rochelle Wynne (WSU & WSLHD),  Dr Ronald Castelino (USYD & WSLHD) and  A/Prof Sally Inglis (UTS).

Participation involves a 30-60 minute 1-1 interview via zoom or phone.

To participate – please contact

Fahad Shaikh
Mob: 0430 519 944
Email :

or alternatively

The study has received ethics approval by Western Sydney Local Health District.

Request for Fellows to mark AT Research Projects

The Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Cardiology is seeking assistance in marking Cardiology Advanced Trainee Research Projects in 2021.

The marking criteria are simple and straightforward and are available via the RACP website. The Research Project Guidelines are also available on the RACP website.

Projects have a word limit of 5000 words and usually take 1-2 hours to completely assess. There are two markers given to each project and are given usually 3 to 4 weeks to mark a project.

The ATC appreciates Fellows’  time and dedication to trainees hence markers can advise how frequent they wish to receive assessments and periods when they are unable to assist with marking.

Fellows are also welcome to inform us of your clinical interest so we can try and align research project topics to Fellows’ interest where we can.

Marking assessments can also earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

Please indicate your availability to assist in marking a Research project in:

  • April –May
  • June – July  
  • September – October

Please email your confirmation by Monday 19 April to: 

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