The Heart Research Australia Heart Health Club team invite you to join our

Tea with the experts webinar

Tuesday 28th September, 11:30am (Sydney time)

Why is Cardiac Rehab important and how do we manage it in these COVID times?

Cardiac Rehab can reduce hospital readmissions and death within the first year after a coronary event by as much as 56% and 30% respectively.*

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program of exercise and information sessions to help you get back on your feet again after a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure.

Our wonderful ambassador and webinar host Chris Russell will be talking with Ann Kirkness and Maura Farrell from the Cardiac Rehab team at Royal North Shore Hospital about Cardiac Rehab and how it can be managed in these challenging times. If you would like to learn more about Cardiac Rehab before the webinar to prepare your questions click here.

Maura Farrell worked in the acute cardiology ward at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNS) in Sydney for over 18 years first as a nurse and then nursing unit manager. Since 2017 she has been Nurse Manager for Cardiac Rehab and Heart Failure services and currently manages RNS, Ryde, Frenchs Forest and Hornsby areas. Maura has a strong interest in prevention of cardiac disease, lifestyle modification and exercise programs as well as international approaches to Cardiac Rehab programs including the use of technology.

Ann Kirkness is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has extensive clinical experience in working with people with cardiac disease which includes development of many educational resources. Ann has a specific interest in the role of lifestyle choices and the importance of exercise in the ongoing management and prevention of heart disease. She has also been involved in a number of research and quality improvement programs specifically related to risk factor modification and improving outcomes in patients with pre-existing Cardiovascular disease. Ann has publications in a number of international peer-reviewed journals and presented a number of conference papers at state and national level.

We are so excited to share the wonderful insights from both Maura and Ann with you and hope to see you there!

*NHS Improvement Heart. Making the case for cardiac rehabilitation: modelling potential impact on readmissions, 2013.