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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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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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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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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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