Heart disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that affect your heart. It is the leading cause of death in Australia.
Your heart is a hollow muscular organ, about the size of your clenched fist. It pumps blood around the body, delivering oxygen to every organ and cell.
The more risk factors for coronary heart disease you have, the greater your chance of developing it.
Understanding the impact, and learning about your condition and its treatment, are important steps in managing your heart journey.
Heart disease kills four times more women than breast cancer. Know your risk factors and how to protect yourself.
Following a healthy diet is one of the most important ways you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Exercise is an essential part of healthy living, and vital for effective recovery after any cardiac event. Being inactive is a risk factor for heart disease.
Prevention is the best medicine. 8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke are preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours.
For some people, the diagnosis of a heart condition or living with ongoing health problems may be a continual strain. Managing stress is one element in coping with chronic disease.