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Prevention & Epidemiology

Prevention & Epidemiology

Professor Geoffrey Tofler, Associate Professor Tom Buckley, and their research team colleagues have extended their work in the prevention of cardiovascular disease using wide collaboration across disciplines. This research focuses on several specific areas for prevention:

  • Triggers and their modifiers of Acute Myocardial Infarction (ongoing TAMAMI program enrolling over 800 patients)
  • Evaluation of triggered Acute Risk Prevention using low dose beta blocker and aspirin
  • Cardiovascular Effects of Bereavement and the potential role of low dose beta blocker and aspirin in modifying the increased risk in early bereavement
  • Evaluating cardiovascular risk in relatives of hospitalised patients
  • Role of Haemostatic Factors in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Evaluation of a Novel Method for Smoking Cessation (including a patent)
  • The use of a Patient Directed Discharge Summary (PADDLE) to improve patients' knowledge and understanding

These ongoing studies include international collaborations (e.g. with the Framingham Heart Study) and have resulted in peer review publications in high impact journals, as well as presentations at national and international conferences.


Combatting Chronic Disease


Cardiothoracic & Vascular Health


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