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Northern Territory Heart Failure Initiative



The Northern Territory Heart Failure Initiative aimed to review and improve heart failure services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in the NT.

The project included multiple studies:

Abstract adapted from Heart Foundation


Dr Pupalan Iyngkaran
Senior Lecturer
Northern Territory Medical School
Flinders University

Related publications

Iyngkaran P, Kangaharan N, Zimmet H, Arstall M, Minson R, Thomas MC, Bergin P, Atherton J, MacDonald P, Hare DL, Horowitz JD, Ilton M (2016)

Heart failure in minority populations - impediments to optimal treatment in Australian Aborigines.

Current Cardiology Reviews; 12(3): 166-179

Iyngkaran P, Majoni W, Cass A, Sanders P, Ronco C, Brady S, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Hare DL, Thomas MC (2015)

Northern Territory perspectives on heart failure with comorbidities - understanding trial validity and exploring collaborative opportunities to broaden the evidence base.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 24(6): 536–543

Iyngkaran P, Harris M, Ilton M, Nadarajan K, Battersby M, Stewart S, Brown A (2014)

Implementing guideline based heart failure care in the Northern Territory: challenges and solutions.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 23(5): 391-406

Iyngkaran P, Tinsley J, Smith D, Haste M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M, Battersby M, Stewart S, Brown A (2014)

Northern Territory Heart Failure Initiative-Clinical Audit (NTHFI-CA) - a prospective database on the quality of care and outcomes for acute decompensated heart failure admission in the Northern Territory: study design and rationale.

BMJ Open; 4(1): 1-13

Iyngkaran P, Brown A, Battersby M, Nadarajan K, Ilton M (2014)

Why it remains difficult for remote cardiologist to obtain the locus of control for ambulatory health care conditions such as congestive heart failure?.

Journal of General Practice; 2(2): 1000146

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Haste M, Ilton M, Auckram H, Iyngkaran P, Kangaharan N (2014)

Development of nurse led heart failure program for Indigenous and non Indigenous clients in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Global Heart; 9(1 Supplement): e335

Iyngkaran P, Majoni V, Nadarajan K, Haste M, Battersby M, Ilton M, Harris M (2013)

AUStralian Indigenous Chronic Disease Optimisation Study (AUSI-CDS) prospective observational cohort study to determine if an established chronic disease health care model can be used to deliver better heart failure care among remote Indigenous Australians: proof of concept—study rationale and protocol.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 22(11): 930–939


Last updated: 7 June 2017
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