Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (85K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables and figures
    • Contributors and acknowledgements
    • Executive summary (141K PDF)
    • Introduction
  • Chapters
    1. Overview (111K PDF)
      1. Profile of heart, stroke and vascular disease
      2. Trends in mortality and prevalence
      3. Issues in heart, stroke and vascular disease
    2. Indicators for cardiovascular health (57K PDF)
      1. The development process
      2. Overview of indicators and trends
      3. Summary of trends
    3. Primary prevention (76K PDF)
      1. Background
      2. Inter-relationships in health promotion
      3. Scope for further gains from prevention
      4. Current approaches to primary prevention in Australia
    4. Management and treatment (113K PDF)
      1. Management of heart, stroke and vascular disease
      2. Secondary prevention and rehabilitation
      3. Current approaches to treatment and secondary prevention
    5. Potential gains from interventions to prevent and treat heart, stroke and vascular disease (64K PDF)
      1. Coronary heart disease
      2. Stroke
      3. Other cardiovascular conditions
      4. Conclusions
    6. Special populations (78K PDF)
      1. Indigenous populations
      2. Remote populations
      3. Socio-economically disadvantaged people
    7. Monitoring, information management and research (62K PDF)
      1. National Cardiovascular Monitoring System
      2. Information management
      3. Research
    8. Opportunities and future directions (47K PDF)
  • End matter (257K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: NHPA indicators for general health
      • Appendix 2: NHPA indicators for cardiovascular health
      • Appendix 3: Data issues
    • Acronyms and abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • References

A summary report is also available online (141K PDF).