Stress Echocardiogram

A personal experience of a Stress Echocardiogram A stress echocardiogram is a test used to view the hearts function before and after exercise. Being the Heart Research Australia Communications Manager, I am always telling everyone how important it is to look after ourselves and ensure we are heart healthy. In doing so it’s also important

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What Women Need To Know

Heart Research Australia was very excited to be featured in New Idea Magazine in an article titled “Women & Heart Disease – What you need to know”. The article featured our very own Nicci Dent (CEO of Heart Research Australia) and one of the members of our board Dr Rebecca Kozor. We were so grateful

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Stress & Heart Health

Among other things, stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on our heart health. According to Dr Miranda Say, Clinical Neuropsychologist, many people are experiencing more stress and anxiety than usual in this current Covid-19 environment. With so many uncertainties and fears for the present and the future this isn’t surprising. Many people experienced anxiety

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Mindfulness

Research has shown that mindfulness may have the potential to improve both blood pressure and heart health in many people (1, 2). What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is a centuries-old practice, grounded in Buddhist traditions and Tibetan meditation techniques. In recent years, psychologists and doctors have increasingly recognised the positive impact mindfulness can have on the

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Exercise guidelines

Unfortunately, over half of all Australians aren’t getting the recommended amount of physical activity. So how much exercise should I be doing? Great Question! Below are some guidelines from the Australian Government Department of Health. As always, if you are starting a new exercise programme or have a chronic illness such as heart disease, please

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Exercising At Home

Exercise is an essential part of healthy living, and vital for ongoing effective recovery after any cardiac event. Being inactive is also a risk factor for heart disease. With the gyms closed due to Covid-19 it has been wonderful seeing everyone out and about walking the neighbourhood. As the temperature starts to drop or on

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7 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

Associate Professor Tom Buckley RN, PhD, has provided some tips on how to maintain a healthy immune system during this continuing COVID-19 crisis. Associate Professor Tom Buckley RN, PhD – Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and Department of Cardiology, Royal North Shore Hospital. 7 tips for maintaining a healthy

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What is a Heart Attack?

Each year, around 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 9 minutes. Heart Research Australia has produced this episode to help people understand what a heart attack is, learn about the warning signs, and how a heart attack is treated. Heart Research Australia, in association with Royal North Shore Hospital and

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Life-saving research for cancer and cardiac patients

Our researchers are currently working on a project that has the incredible potential to make some cancer treatments more effective, and also reduce or eliminate the risk of heart failure as a result of the cancer treatment. This research could potentially help thousands of cancer and cardiac patients. Find out more about this exciting research

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Respiratory infection can trigger a heart attack: research

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has found. Published recently in Internal Medicine Journal, this is the first study to report an association between respiratory infections such as pneumonia, influenza and bronchitis and increased risk of heart attack

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