Conference 2019 ®Evolution

10-12 April 2019

Marlborough Region
New Zealand

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Brigitte Lindsay NP Cardiology

Brigitte Lindsay NP Cardiology

Brigitte Lindsay NP Cardiology

Brigette qualified in the UK as a Registered Nurse in 1988 and has worked in General Medical/Surgical wards, Theatre, Cardiothoracic High Dependency, Intensive Care and  Hawera Hospital High Dependency Unit, A&E Dept and Medical ward and as the Cardiac Rehabilitation/Heart Failure Clinical Nurse Specialist for South Taranaki. 

She has worked cardiac-related fields since 1994. In 2005 she obtained a Clinical Master of Nursing (1st Class Honours) at Massey University and was granted registration as a Nurse Practitioner Adult Cardiac Care in 2006. In July 2007 she took on her Nurse Practitioner role running heart failure clinic  This 0.6 FTE role covers all of Taranaki.

For the last three years Bridgette has also been working part-time General Practice having broadened her NP area of practice to all Adult Conditions.

She also enjoys working as a panellist for Nursing Council Nurse Practitioner panel interviews.

Brigitte is a Fellow of the College of Nurses and affiliate member of the Cardiac Society Australia and New Zealand.



Title:  Heart failure – New hope for a potentially lethal disease.

Heart failure is a growing burden of disease and is hard not to come across it in healthcare.

Care of heart failure begins with prevention, screening and increased awareness.  To help prevent heart failure we need to reflect on and use new NZ assessment of cardiovascular risk, new hypertension guidelines and also consider the management prevention and management of  Atrial fibrillation and Rheumatic Heart Disease.  

To promote the best care for patients with heart failure an update on the latest Heart failure guidelines will be presented: – what you need to know, new treatments, new thinking and what needs to go and what needs to stay.

Atherton. J et al. 2018. NHFA/CSANZ Guidelines for the prevention Detection and management of Heart Failure retrieved 3 Dec 2018 from:

Brieger. D et al, 2018.  NHF/CSANZ Australian Guidelines for diagnosis and management of Atrial Fibrillation retrieved 3 Dec 018 from:

Devlin G et al,2018. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care retrieved 3m Dec 2018 from:

Williams et al 2018. ESC/ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension. Retrieved 3 Dec 2018 from;


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