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Achievements


First Combined Open Heart Surgery & Angioplasty in NZ 2014
1 January 2014
This procedure was the culmination of a series of events consequent upon the Heart Trust funding of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) in...
Hibrid Laboratory Opened 2013
1 January 2013
The TAVI initiative (see below) demonstrated the value of combined procedures between the cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. As a result of this...
Surgical instruments for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit 2012
1 January 2011
Two special sets of instruments were purchased by the Trust to allow for minimally invasive valve replacement surgery. These instruments mean that in...
Computer software for the Cardiac Inherited Disease Registry 2011
1 January 2011
Certain forms of serious heart disease are inherited. Computer software provided by The Heart Trust enables the Cardiology Unit to keep track of...
Advanced mapping system for Cardiac Electrophysiology 2008
1 January 2008
The Heart Trust provided funds for a three-dimensional mapping system to enable ablation of atrial fibrillation by Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology...
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) 2008
1 January 2008
In 2008 the Heart Trust provided initial funding for Waikato Hospital to bring a new treatment option to New Zealand: Transcatheter Aortic Valve...
Community Cardiac Defibrillators 2008
1 January 2008
At the end of an international clinical trial, Waikato Hospital had 80 automated Cardiac Defibrillators available to donate to the community. The...
Historic Pacemaker display 2005
1 January 2005
The Heart Trust financed a public display of pacemaker technology through the ages for the purposes of health education and patient interest. This...
Clinical Skills Centre Waikato Clinical School 2005
1 January 2005
Recognising that early management of heart conditions is essential for patient care and survival, the Heart Trust provided funding for a simulator...
Neonatal Ultrasound Waikato Hospital 1997
1 January 1997
The Waikato Neonatal Unit provides care for sick babies from throughout the region. In 1997, the Heart Trust, in partnership with the Waikato DHB,...
Primary Angioplasty 1994
1 January 1994
The state of the art treatment for major heart attacks is for patients to undergo coronary angioplasty within an hour of arriving at hospital. This...
Angioplasty at Waikato Hospital 1990
1 January 1990
When the Trust supported the development of Cardiac Surgery it was understood that a key spin-off would be the development of coronary angioplasty....
Establishment of Cardiac Surgery 1989
1 January 1989
After upgrading the Coronary Care Unit, the Heart Trust supported Waikato Hospital’s successful submission to the Cardiac Surgical Review...
Upgrade of Coronary Care Waikato Hospital 1984
1 January 1984
In 1984, in partnership with the then Hospital Board, the Heart Trust supported the upgrade of the Coronary Care Unit to modern...
Developing cardiology infrastructure at Waikato Hospital 1970
26 July 2017
In the 1970’s the mid North Island region of New Zealand was very poorly served for cardiac services, particularly cardiac surgery. The Heart...
Portable Heart Rhythm Monitors 1970-2014
1 February 2014
The Heart Trust funded the purchase of portable Heart Rhythm Monitors in 1970 helping cardiologists better detect and record irregularities in...