References for further reading

Aroney CN, Aylward P, Kelly AM, et al on behalf of the Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Working Group. National Heart Foundation of Australia Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006. Med J Aust 2006;184supp: s1–s30.

Aroney CN, Aylward P, Chew DPB, et al. 2007 addendum to the National Heart Foundation of Australia/Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006 Med J Aust 2008;188:302–3.

Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, et al. ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:e1–157.

Briffa TG, Maiorana A, Sheerin NJ, et al. Physical activity for people with cardiovascular disease: recommendations of the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Med J Aust 2006;184:71–5.

Chew DP, Amerena J, Brieger D. Current management of acute coronary syndromes in Australia: Observations from the acute coronary syndromes prospective audit. Intern Med J 2007;37:741–8.

Cooper A, Skinner J, Nherera L, et al (editors). Clinical guidelines and evidence review for post myocardial infarction: Secondary prevention in primary and secondary care for patients following a myocardial infarction. London: National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care and Royal College of General Practitioner, 2007

Ho PM, Spertus JA, Masoud FA, et al. Impact of medication therapy discontinuation on mortality after myocardial infarction. Arch Intern Med 2006;166:1842-1847.

National Heart Foundation of Australia. Guide to management of hypertension 2008. Canberra: National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2008.

National Heart Foundation of Australia. Reducing risk in heart disease — full guidelines (updated 2008). Canberra: National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2008.

National Heart Foundation of Australia. Recommended framework for cardiac rehabilitation. Canberra: National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2004.

Taylor RS, Brown A, Ebrahim S, et al. Exercise-based rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Med 2004;116:682-692.

The COACH Study Group. Coaching patients on achieving cardiovascular health (COACH): A multicenter randomized trial in patients with coronary heart disease. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:2775–83.

Therapeutic Guidelines: Cardiovascular, Version 5, 2008.  

Wai A, Pulver LK, Oliver K, Thompson A. current discharge management of acute coronary syndromes: Baseline results from a national quality improvement initiative. Intern Med J 2010. Accepted manuscript online: 14 JUL 2010; doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02308.x