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Developing 3D printed ‘replacement parts’ for heart attack patients

In Australia, someone experiences a heart attack every 10 minutes and as a consequence, a quarter of these patients will develop heart failure. For patients who develop end-stage heart failure, there is no real treatment. Dr Carmine Gentile’s research involves working closely with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to identify the best way to provide 3D

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Heart Healthy Recipe: Berry Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups rolled oats 3 ripe bananas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup flaxseed ground 2 tbsp rolled oats (for topping) 1 cup frozen berries Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees

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Using fat cells from liposuction to repair heart cells

Last year, Dr Yu Suk Choi made a breakthrough finding which will help stiffened heart muscles due to a heart attack restore themselves to healthy cells, giving heart attack patients new hope of a better recovery. “Stem cells derived from fat have a surprising trick up their sleeve – when encouraged to develop on a

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Are family members of patients at an increased risk of heart attack?

Each year approximately 10 million hospitalisations occur in Australia*. Hospitalisation and its aftermath can be very stressful for family members of patients, particularly if the patient’s admission is unexpected. While studies have identified increased anxiety, depression, anger and sleep disturbance among family members, little is known about the impact that this stress can have on

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Heart Research Month

It’s Heart Research Month and a good time to learn about how to have a healthy heart, living with heart conditions, managing heart attack risks and recognising heart attack symptoms. Our online Heart Hub offers you a wide range of heart health information, including helpful cardiac videos about angiogram, heart attack and cardiac rehabilitation. Make

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Let’s have a healthy kick-start back-to school!

It’s a new school year and the perfect time to set new healthy habits, starting with getting our children to eat better and get fitter. With 1 in 5 Australian children being overweight or obese, we need to encourage healthier eating and regular physical exercise. Since children spend a large part of their day at

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