Dr Tony Neaverson graduated from the University of Queensland in 1959. During his undergraduate days he was Foundation President of the University Soccer Club President of the University Sports Union and of the Medical Students Association.
In 1961 he left Australia and undertook Post Graduate Work in the United Kingdom , gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians ( London) in 1965. During his last year in England he worked in the second Intensive care unit in England in Barnet north of London where he studied the degree of metabolic acidosis in acute myocardial infarcts.
He was appointed Senior Medical Registrar at Sydney Hospital where he was responsible for the Coronary Care Unit. He gained MRACP and later FRACP. His interest in ischaemic cardiology remained (in particular Preventive Cardiology) where he developed an Intensive Interval Training Programme for post infarcts in 1984 at Western Suburbs Hospital Sydney.
Since then the programme has evolved with significant input from other Health workers particularly in the fields of dietetics and psychology.
With the closure of Western Suburbs in the early 1990′s the programme moved to Metropolitan Rehabilitation Hospital in Petersham and in 2000 to Noosa Hospital and Specialist Centre, Noosa.
Results from this programme have been presented both in Australia and New Zealand at the Cardiac Society Annual and Regional Meetings and internationally as follows:
“Effect of a Private high intensity Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme on cardiac fitness , HDL levels and life style modifications” Cardiac Society Hobart 1997.
“The Effect of a six week high intensity interval training programme on HDL levels in patients with Myocardial Ischaemia and Low HDL levels” Cardiac Society Hobart 1997.
“High Intensity Exercise and Lipid levels in Patients with Ischaemic Heart Disease” with M Bermingham Cardiac Society Hobart 1997.
“High Intensity Cardiac Rehabilitation” Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Society, Hobart 1997.
Monograph “Coronary Heart Disease Australia- Intensive Cardiac Programmes”
“Predischarge Exercise Testing of All Post Infarct Patients Irrespective of their clinical Grade.” Fourth World Congress in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Bordeaux June 1993.
“The Effect of High Intensity Exercise on Lipoprotein Profiles in Patients with Ischaemic Heart Disease” with Maharani D and Bermingam M 5th International Symposium, Multiple Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease – Global Assessment and Intervention Venice October 28-31 1999.
“LDL Molecule Size and Exercise” Challenges in Cardiology Conference 2001 Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane 28th April 2001.
“Ninety minutes of high intensity individualized interval training per week is sufficient to reduce cardiac risk” M A Neaverson, M Bermingham American Heart Association 42nd Annual Conference on coronary disease, Epidemiology and Prevention, Honolulu April 2002.
“High Risk Cardiac Patients and Exercise” M A Neaverson 51st Annual Conference , ANZAS. August 2003.
“Response of Isolated Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol to High Intensity Interval Training in Cardiac Patients” Bermingham M and Neaverson MA 8th World Congress of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Dublin May 2004.
“Effect of high intensity interval exercise on lipoprotein heterogenicity in patients with ischaemic heart disease” Liu Y-F, MahajanD .MullD, Neaverson MA and Bermingham Proceed Australian Health and Medical Research Congress Melbourne, November 2002.
“Effect of a high intensity interval exercise programme on ischaemic heart disease patients with isolated HDL” Liu Y-F Neaverson MA and Bermingham M Proceedings 12th Australian Society Study Obesity NSW October 2003.