Men’s Health Week

28 Australian men die from coronary heart disease every day.  EVERY DAY.… That’s 28 too many. There are risk factors for heart disease that you can control and some you can’t. The more risk factors you have for heart disease, the greater your chance of developing it. To learn more about risk factors click here.

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Exercising with a heart condition – Safety Tips

If you are managing a heart condition or have recently experienced a heart event, it can be normal to fear starting or returning to an exercise regime. We know that those who exercise regularly remain healthier than those who don’t, however, returning can still be daunting. It’s important that you work on improving your fitness

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World No Tobacco Day – May 31

Does seeing these signs cause you stress? We’ve all heard the stories, read the messages and know that smoking is not good for your health, but quitting can be overwhelming and not an easy thing to do, particularly on your own, without support. To sign up for an internet based study to help quit smoking

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Mediterranean Diet – copy

Why the Mediterranean Diet for heart health? The Mediterranean diet is the traditional eating pattern of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Greece, Italy and Spain. This diet is based on healthy whole foods and includes very few processed foods. Key foods in a Mediterranean diet are extra virgin olive oil, vegetables and

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Australian COVID-19 study identifying impact on heart health

  Research shows 1 in 7 patients hospitalised from COVID-19 have suffered heart injury. Patients with COVID-19 are at risk of developing atrial fibrillation or an abnormal heart rhythm which can lead to stroke. Early studies of the Delta variant is showing an increase in cardiac complications, including a rise in the number of younger

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What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure that is within the arteries of our body.  It varies throughout the day, usually lowest at night and then rising just before we wake. Blood pressure elevates normally with physical activity and falls when we are at rest. Blood pressure is measured by a device known as

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Surviving a heart attack: Two of the most dangerous mistakes

Heart disease is Australia’s number one killer, but unfortunately, there is little awareness about the signs of a heart attack and what is critical to do in the moment. Each day, an average of 20 Australians die from a heart attack. An Australian suffers a heart attack every 10 minutes. [1]  The Heart Research Australia free Heart Smart pocket guide is designed

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Where are they now?

About nine months ago, in a long gone world where we were allowed to be in a room with a group of other people… we had the privilege or spending an evening with some of our wonderful donors and their friends. Remember the good ol’ days…. If you’ve forgotten what it looked like having a

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Salvio

Have you suffered from a cardiac event and are now self managing your heart disease condition? Researchers are looking for adults with a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease to trial this new platform (no technology experience necessary) Deakin University is funding a pilot research project trialling a home-based digital health platform (Salvio) to help manage your

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Coronavirus COVID-19 and Cardiac Implications

NB: Information has been taken from the Australian Government Department of Health website as well as information released by the American College of Cardiology and is up-to-date as at the 10th March 2020.  Heart Research Australia stresses the importance of continually checking in with the Australian Government Department of Health website for updated information as

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