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Epidemic of coronary heart disease and its treatment in Australia

'Epidemic of coronary heart disease and its treatment in Australia' is the first AIHW report to focus exclusively on the national epidemic of coronary heart disease. It provides information on current patterns and recent trends in coronary heart disease, its treatment and costs. This is the first national report to examine in detail admissions to hospital for heart attack and acute care invasive treatments, such as cardiac catheterisation, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass surgery. This report is part of AIHW's Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It will be a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in knowing the extent of coronary heart disease and its treatment in Australia.

Coronary angioplasty in Australia 1999

Coronary Angioplasty in Australia 1999 provides details of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as performed in Australia in 1999. It is the only national compilation of information on procedures performed in 1999 and is based on data supplied directly by cardiology units. The report provides information on patterns and trends in the use of the technique, its indications, compilations and success rates, and monitors the uptake of stenting, atherectomy and laser angioplasty. The report is part of the Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in cardiovascular conditions and their treatment.

A general practice view of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Australia

This report provides a snapshot of general practice care of cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and some related risk behaviours. It is based on the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program, a study of general practice activity in Australia, for the period April 1998 - March 1999. The data in this report represent a baseline against which future patterns in general practice can be compared and, together with other information, will help to interpret trends in cardiovascular disease incidence. These data may also be useful in the development of guidelines for general practice care of patients with cardiovascular conditions and diabetes, and will help to guide the allocation of resources to improve practice.

Coronary angioplasty in Australia 1998

Coronary Angioplasty in Australia 1998 provides details of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as performed in Australia in 1998. It is the only national compilation of information on procedures performed in 1998 and is based on data supplied directly by cardiology units. The report provides information on patterns and trends in the use of the technique, its indications, complications and success rates; and monitors the uptake of stenting, atherectomy and laser angioplasty.This report is part of the Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in cardiovascular conditions and their treatment.

Cardiac surgery in Australia 1998

Cardiac Surgery in Australia 1998 is the only national compilation of information on cardiac surgery performed in that year. The report uses data supplied directly by cardiac surgery units and examines patterns and trends in the use of cardiac surgery procedures for acquired and congenital conditions, and the mortality associated with the procedures.The report is part of the Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in cardiovascular conditions and their treatment.

Monitoring the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Australia

Monitoring the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease in Australia examines the feasibility of monitoring the incidence of selected cardiovascular diseases using existing national datasets. Methods for estimating the national incidence of acute myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina pectoris, and congestive heart failure are recommended. This report is part of the Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in the occurrence of cardiovascular conditions.

Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2001

Australian Facts 2001 presents the latest facts and figures on cardiovascular disease and its impact on the Australian Community. It is the second report in a biennial series by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease. It is a comprehensive source of information covering patterns of cardiovascular health and illness among Australians, their associated risk factors, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease, and health care costs. This valuable compilation will be relevant to the broader community as well as policy makers, health professionals and researchers interested in cardiovascular health.

The WHO MONICA Study, Australia, 1984-1993

The WHO MONICA Study, Australia, 1984-1993 provides a detailed statistical analysis of the information collected by the two Australian centres that participated in the World Health Organisation's multinational study, designed to study trends in cardiovascular disease and its causes. The report documents rates and trends of coronary events, data on the use of medical treatment before, during and after hospitalisation including information on drug treatments, and population levels of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Physical activity patterns of Australian adults

Reports the results of the National Physical Activity Survey conducted in November 1999. This survey was a follow-up to the 1997 Active Australia National Physical Activity Survey. The report presents information on current physical activity patterns among adult Australians as well as trend information essential to assess the impact of the Active Australia campaign. It is a valuable resource for researchers and those interested in public health policy and health promotion.

Cardiac surgery in Australia 1995

Cardiac Surgery in Australia 1995 reports on cardiac surgery in Australia in 1995 and is the only national compilation of information on procedures performed in that year. The report uses data supplied directly by cardiac surgery units and examines patterns and trends in the use of cardiac surgery procedures for acquired and congenital conditions, and the mortality associated with the procedures.

Coronary angioplasty in Australia 1996

This report provides details of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as performed in Australia in 1996. It is the only national compilation of information on all PTCA procedures performed in that year and is based on data supplied directly by cardiology units. The report provides information on patterns and trends in the use of the technique, its indications, complications and success rates, and monitors the uptake of stenting, atherectomy and laser angioplasty.This report is part of the Cardiovascular Disease Series, which covers mortality, risk factors, morbidity and medical procedures. It is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in cardiovascular conditions

Health system costs of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Australia 1993-94

Examines the direct costs to the Australian community of cardiovascular diseases in 1993-94, including coronary heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Heart, stroke and vascular diseases: Australian facts 1999

Presents the latest facts and figures on cardiovascular disease and its impact on the Australian community. It is the first report in a biennial series by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease. Published by the AIHW and Heart Foundation of Australia, this is a comprehensive source of information covering patterns of cardiovascular health and illness among Australians, their associated risk factors, treatment and management of the disease, and health care costs.

Coronary angioplasty in Australia 1995

Provides details of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as performed in Australia in 1995. It is the only national compilation of information on all PTCA procedures performed in that year and is based on data supplied directly by cardiology units. The report provides information on patterns and trends in the use of the technique, its indications, complications and success rates, and monitors the uptake of stenting, atherectomy and laser angioplasty.

Cardiac surgery in Australia 1994

Reports on cardiac surgery in Australia for 1994 and is the only national compilation of information on procedures performed in that year. The report uses data supplied directly by cardiac surgery units and examines patterns and trends in the use of cardiac surgery procedures for acquired and congenital conditions, and the mortality associated with the procedures.

Medical care of cardiovascular disease in Australia

Presents information on the prevalence of cardiovascular conditions in the community, their care in general practice and in hospital, the use of drugs to treat these conditions, the costs associated with cardiovascular health care, and the size of the specialised medical labour force involved with cardiovascular disease, It also describes the data sources relevant to monitoring medical care and assesses the uses and limitations of each collection. Medical Care of Cardiovascular Disease in Australia is a valuable resource for health planners, practitioners and researchers interested in cardiovascular conditions.

Surveillance of cardiovascular mortality in Australia 1985-1996

Presents comprehensive national data on patterns and recent trends in death from cardiovascular disease. Statistics are included on the major components of cardiovascular disease mortality for each State and Territory, and for Indigenous, non-Indigenous, urban, rural and remote populations.

Surveillance of cardiovascular mortality in Australia 1983-1994

This report provides a detailed statistical analysis of recent trends in death from cardiovascular disease in Australia in each State and Territory, including risk factors, morbidity and integrated monitoring systems.

Morbidity from cardiovascular disease in Australia

A joint AIHW and University of Newcastle publication. The report presents a picture of morbidity from cardiovascular disease at the present time, drawn from currently available data. Also examines issues related to the presentation and interpretation of morbidity data.

Outline of a national monitoring system for cardiovascular disease

This report describes the function of a cardiovascular system in Australia and outines an operational structure to support the system. The report also reviews data sources available for a monitoring system and recommends methods to fill the gaps and deficiences which are identified.

Mortality from cardiovascular disease in Australia

A joint AIHW and University of Newcastle publication. The report describes the patterns and trends in cardiovascular disease mortality, and identifies some gaps and deficiencies in current knowledge and measurement.

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a summary of Australian data

Brings together existing Australian data on major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and identifies gaps and deficiencies in current knowledge and measurement of risk factors.

Trends in Australian mortality: disease of the circulatory system 1950-1991

This report focuses on one specific chapter of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), namely diseases of the circulatory system (also known as diseases of the cardiovascular system). In particular, the focus in on ischaemic or coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular accident or stroke, hypertension and rheumatic heart disease.

Angioplasty and other percutaneous interventional techniques in treatment of ischaemic heart disease

Publication in this series present information on the different types of health technologies available to the community with particular reference to the role, effectiveness and costs of these technologies. Such information should be of interest to people affected by these technologies, for instance, older people, their families, health care professionals and government agencies.

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