Program Overview

Our Mission

Increase the awareness and understanding of cardiac disease management by facilitating the sharing of information and experiences amongst the medical community. Through a comprehensive educational program, we aim to provide general practitioners with access to specialty cardiac information to assist them with managing their cardiac care patients and connecting them with specialist physicians in their community.

 

Background

Over recent decades there has been a rapid growth in medical innovation giving rise to sub-specialty treatment options across many fields of medicine. While the growth of medical innovation has the potential to improve patient outcomes and the efficient use of healthcare resources, it also added complexity to the referral pathway.

Referrers need to be up-to-date with the growing list of clinical guidelines, advanced treatment options and the sub-specialists most suited to help manage their patients’ specific needs.

The Hope for Hearts website and clinical content library has been developed to make it easier to access specialty cardiac content and to stay up to date, as well as, find local specialists and health centres to help streamline the referral process.

Hope For Hearts initially started as an Aortic Stenosis awareness program, however, the overwhelming response to the campaign means that we will now be expanding the program to cover all cardiac conditions. Over time we will be continuously adding to our program and encourage any medical specialists, hospitals or organisations to jump on board.

 

Founding Sponsors

 

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring.  Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. 

To learn more go to www.edwards.com

 

Medical Advisory Panel

Hope For Hearts is committed to providing accurate, quality, and objective medical information to our varied sphere of medical professionals, patients and organisations. Which is why we have carefully cultivated a Medical Advisory Panel including a General Practitioner, Specialty Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and Director of Simulation. This dedicated group of individuals works collaboratively together to ensure the Hope For Hearts program is appropriate and compliant for its audiences. To find out more about our Medical Advisory Panel, please click here.

 

How can I be involved?

Collaboration across the medical community is at the core of Hope For Hearts. There are a range of ways in which we would love for Doctors, Hospitals, Practices, Industry Partners and Health Care Organisations to join our program and get involved. To find out more, please click here.

 

Patient disclaimer: All content on the Hope for Hearts site is created and published online for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Please see your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.