MONICA - The Multinational MONitoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovscular disease project
The Cardiovascular Research Group is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and health practitioners examining trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and management. Current projects include the following.
- More informed action to improve Aboriginal heart health in Western Australia
- This project will analyse detailed epidemiological, service utilisation and costing information on a range of heart and associated chronic disease in Aboriginal Western Australians and engage regional Western Australian Aboriginal planning forums, policy makers, health service managers and funders.
- The burden of atrial fibrillation
- We will quantify the prevalent burden and costs of hospitalised atrial fibrillation, ascertain the risk of major events associated with atrial fibrillation and the impact of existing treatments, and determine the population-attributable risk for atrial fibrillation due to emerging risk factors.
- Monitoring coronary heart disease in the modern era (MOCHA)
- Accurate methods of monitoring acute manifestations of coronary heart disease, including myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris, are essential for epidemiological and clinical studies, quality assurance, health services research and planning, and economic analysis of associated health care costs.
- Management of coronary heart disease in the Indigenous Population in WA: From information to action (MOCHAB)
- This research project aims to describe the extent of and reasons for these inequities in order to improve CVD outcomes in Indigenous people.
- The real and changing atherothrombotic disease burden and secondary prevention (ATD)
- Data linkage in Western Australia provides a unique opportunity for a contemporary population-based study of this important clinical and public health issue.
- Pattern and outcomes of pacemaker insertions in Western Australia (PPOWA)
- This study uses linked data to describe the use and outcomes of permanent pacemakers (PPM) in the Western Australian population.
- Evaluation and planning of Coronary Artery Revascularisation Services (WACARP)
- This new study will examine these issues using an established large cohort of residents in WA who had first-ever CARPs in the 6 years from 2000-2005, with long-term follow-up provided through the WA Data Linkage System and hospital records including electronic databases.
- Potential cost savings with the use of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in treatment of high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (TAVI)
- This study investigates the potential cost savings of the use of TAVI (Cohort 1) compared to surgical valve replacement (Cohort 2) or to medical therapy (Cohort 3) in high risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
- The impact of the introduction and widespread use of drug eluting stents in Western Australia: A regional assessment of changing practice and outcomes in coronary artery revascularisation (DES)
- We assessed the impact of this changing revascularisation strategy on short-term outcomes for the total population of patients undergoing coronary artery revascularisation procedures (CARPs) in Western Australia between 2000-2005.
- The Perth risk factor study
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