Navigation Links
High tech help to prevent further heart disease

Thanks to an innovative new project being developed by Central Queensland University with funding from MBF Foundation, heart surgery patients around the country could soon have access to rehabilitation services in the comfort of their own home rather than having to travel to special outpatient clinics.

Researchers at the University’s Rockhampton campus are developing an on-line outpatient rehabilitation service for people who have had heart surgery to see if it improves health outcomes by reducing the risk of heart problems recurring.

Study leader, Professor Kerry Mummery, said post-surgery monitoring and counselling is very important to ensure that patients who have undergone heart operations change the lifestyle factors that contributed to their illness, such as too little physical activity and poor diet.

“Currently patients have to make regular follow up visits to special hospital outpatient facilities or private clinics for these services,?said Professor Mummery. “Those who live in the bush or outlying areas throughout Queensland can’t make it because they live too far away. Others choose not to go or drop out after one or two visits.?

Researchers believe that delivering rehabilitation services directly to patients in an easy-to-use interactive format will overcome many of the barriers.

Chair of MBF Foundation’s Steering Committee, Dr Christine Bennett, said that this easy access, high quality rehabilitation service can deliver better community health outcomes by guiding patients to make healthy and positive lifestyle changes that will contribute to their recovery and ongoing wellbeing.
'"/>

Source:Research Australia


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020
2. Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
3. Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
4. Protein prevents detrimental immune effects of bacterial sepsis
5. Understanding how bacteria communicate may help scientists prevent disease
6. Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold? Maybe not, after all.
7. Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse
8. A protein in the eye may prevent immune response and protect eyes from disease
9. Why were the HIV prevention trials in commercial sex workers abandoned?
10. President Bushs cut to AIDS prevention in Africa would be devastating
11. Chemical band-aid prevents heart failure in mice with muscular dystrophy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/5/2017)... April 4, 2017 KEY FINDINGS ... expand at a CAGR of 25.76% during the forecast ... the primary factor for the growth of the stem ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4807905/ MARKET INSIGHTS The global stem cell ... application, and geography. The stem cell market of the ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... April 3, 2017  Data captured by ... platform, detected a statistically significant association between ... to treatment and objective response of cancer ... to predict whether cancer patients will respond ... as well as to improve both pre-infusion potency ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... The research team of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) ... ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching technology, pushing contactless ... use in identification, crime investigation, immigration control, security of access and ... ... A research team led by Dr Ajay Kumar ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... NextSteps 2017, NetDimensions’ annual global user ... this May on the following dates: , ?    London, UK from May 10-11, ?    New ... and Performance Institute will be the opening keynote speaker at the NextSteps ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... is pleased to announce the company is now a certified iMedNet eClinical and ... software certification enables the company’s clinical research team to build, customize and manage ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... It is ... cellular milieu; however, the broad application of this cellular target engagement concept to ... quantitative readouts. Cell-based thermal stabilization assays are valuable methods for particular applications, but ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) , ... April ... ... technologies for sensing, imaging, and related applications were the focus of researchers, engineers, ... Commercial Sensing 2017 in Anaheim. , Sponsored by SPIE, the international ...
Breaking Biology Technology: