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Exercise following open chest surgery

Did you know that over 1 million individuals worldwide undergo cardiac surgery via median sternotomy every year? (4) In younger patients cardiac surgery is most commonly used to correct a congenital heart defect. In older patients surgery can be performed for various reasons such as; correcting a congenital heart defect, valve surgery, aorta repairs and

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Embrace the chill! Our tips to keep you moving this winter

As the temperature drops it’s tempting to cosy up indoors and hibernate until spring arrives. However, maintaining a regular exercise routine during the colder months is still important in promoting heart health and overall well-being. While you might need a little extra motivation, physical activity in winter comes with numerous benefits that can significantly improve

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Weight Management

Chloe Steele, our heart health nutritionist, tells us about effective weight management strategies to help prevent and manage heart disease. It has been estimated that 39-49% of the world’s population are overweight or obese, both of which are recognised risk factors for the development of heart disease 1. However, there are a proportion of individuals

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Top tips to increase your vegetable intake

From Heart Health Club Nutritionist, Chloe Steele Most of us don’t eat enough vegetables. In fact, in the most recent figures on dietary behaviour to come out of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, only 8.7% of Australian adults consume the recommended serves of vegetables per day 1. A serving of vegetables equates to approximately half

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Wrapping up 2022

As we roll into the new year, as a team we’ve been reflecting on what we are proud of and our best moments of 2022. We’ve done a L O T!! We thought it would be nice to share our best moments and what we are proud of for 2022 with our supporters! Nicci Dent

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Myocarditis

Myocarditis. We’ve heard this condition thrown around a lot recently. It’s been brought up in discussions of COVID-19, COVID vaccines and so on. It’s a heart condition you may not have heard of previously. So, what is it? Did it exist before COVID? And what is its relationship with COVID-19. We decided to delve a

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