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Red Hot Heart Ball heats up with naming partner

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Cardiology group HeartCare WA is turning up the heart and joining Heart Foundation WA as the major sponsor of the prestigious Red Hot Winter Ball at the Astral Ballroom at Crown Perth on Saturday 5 August 2017.

HeartCare WA, a member of GenesisCare, is one of Western Australia’s leading cardiology groups caring for, and saving the lives of hundreds of West Australians each year.

Heart Foundation WA Chief Executive Maurice Swanson said the foundation is delighted to have the support of HeartCare WA as the official naming rights sponsor of the charity’s signature gala event.

“We are proud to be associated with a respected, progressive health provider that is committed to delivering high-quality patient care and a comprehensive range of advanced cardiac care services to all sectors of our West Australian community,” Mr Swanson said.

“HeartCare WA has some of the most skilled cardiac specialists in Australasia, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the hundreds of West Australians they treat and care for in their six main regional centres and clinics in Port Hedland and Albany.”

“ There’s a great synergy between HeartCare WA and the Heart Foundation WA as both organisations are dedicated to providing sustainable care excellence to all Western Australians suffering from or at risk of cardiovascular disease.”

“We are looking forward to working with HeartCare WA to present a spectacular and memorable gala evening that has grown to become one of Western Australia’s most anticipated social occasions and a highlight on our State’s social calendar.”

The Red Hot Winter Ball is one of the major fundraisers for the Heart Foundation and the 2017 event follows on from the success of the inaugural ball at Government House last year, which saw the ballroom transformed into a winter wonderland for over 300 guests.

Perth’s A-listers are expected to once again come out in force to support this prestigious and glamourous annual event at the Astral Ballroom at Crown Perth on Saturday August 5.

For further information and to secure your tickets: https://redhotwinterball.eventbrite.com.au

National Heart Week 30 April - 6 May 2017

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The 2017 focus for National Heart Week is the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure.

Quick Facts: Hypertension in Australia

  • Hypertension is when blood pressure is persistently higher than normal
  • 6 million adult Australians have hypertension
  • High blood pressure can be a silent killer because there are no obvious signs or symptoms
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease
  • More than two in five adult Australians or 2.65 million have hypertension that in unmanaged
  • Adults in regional/rural areas have a 26% higher rate of hypertension compare to city dwellers
  • Residents living in metro areas are more likely to have hypertension that is unmanaged
  • The rate of hypertension in Indigenous Australians is 16% higher than non-Indigenous Australians

The Heart Foundation has free resource packs available with further information about hypertension.

For further information, please visit https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/campaigns/heartweek

Heart Foundation Helpline 1300 36 27 87

HeartCare WA cardiologists are leading Australia's largest clinical trial that aims to reduce heart attack risk

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HeartCare cardiologist Dr Mark Nidorf discusses the trial with 7 News Perth

A cost-effective and readily-available medicine that's long been used to treat gout could also be used to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary disease - a disease which develops when plaque builds up in the arteries, sometimes leading to a complete blockage and, in turn, a heart attack.

An initial pilot study led by GenesisCare's HeartCare cardiologists in Perth found that the medicine called colchicine, which can prevent inflammation, could reduce the risk of heart attack in some patients by up to 50%.

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Today we celebrate World Family Doctor Day.

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The members of HeartCare WA would like to acknowledge the important role that General Practitioners play in effectively translating evidence from clinical trials into practice. Widespread use of effective therapies including statins, antiplatelet, anticoagulant and antihypertensive therapies have vastly improved the clinical outcomes of patients with common chronic conditions - hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

National Heart Week 1-7 May

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The 2016 focus for National Heart Week is Cardiac Rehabilitation – supporting patients’ recovery.

Cardiac rehab services provided by the Heart Foundation include: physical exercise programs, counselling, education and ongoing support. Cardiac rehab services are offered to all patients with a heart condition and 80% of patients offered cardiac rehab will participate. For 1 in 4 heart attack survivors cardiac rehab will save their life

The Heart Foundation has free resource packages available with information about cardiac rehabilitation.

For further information please visit www.heartfoundation.org.au

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