Cardiovascular Stream

The information collected during the Adult Survey was used to identify the sub-cohort for the Cardiovascular Study. This Stream recruited Adult Survey participants who were men aged 55 years and older and women aged 65 years and older, who were asked to participate in heart health assessments. Recruitment into the Cardiovascular Stream commenced in October 2017 and closed in April 2018. Further follow-up of cardiovascular outcomes is now being done as part of the Hazelinks data linkages and data extractions.

Research questions assessed whether exposure to smoke from the Hazelwood coal mine fire is associated with:

  • Abnormal Electrocardiographs (ECG)
  • Markers of early vascular disease (endothelial function)
  • Inflammatory markers, such as C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

Latest News                                                          

27 October 2017 – Heart and blood vessel tests underway in Sale
2 February 2018 – More Participants needed, Cardiovascular Health testing

Study Findings                                                      

23 October 2019 - Factors associated with high blood pressure and its management among older Gippslanders
23 October 2019 - Heart and blood vessel health in older adults exposed to smoke from the Hazelwood mine fire

Our Partners

Acknowledgement to Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders and Traditional Owners of the land where our Study teams are based, particularly the Gunaikurnai peoples of Gippsland.