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Mediterranean Diet

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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REDFEB 2021 Media

  REDFEB aims to raise awareness for the impact heart disease has on Australian’s and the community, as well as raising funds for life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.   For REDFEB 2021 the awareness focus was of the 2 key mistakes people often make when it comes to a

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Peri-Partum Cardiomyopathy

  In what should have been one of the happiest, memorable times of her life, nesting and preparing for the birth of her first child, Kylie Faulkner instead suffered Peri-partum Cardiomyopathy requiring an emergency caesarean.   Peri-partum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a life-threatening condition where the mother goes into heart failure in the last few weeks

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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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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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