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Cardiac Arrest

All the terminology surrounding heart incidences can get so confusing. For instance, what is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack?  Heart attacks are caused by a blockage that stops blood flow to the heart. A cardiac arrest is caused when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions. In cardiac arrest, death results when

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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 Healthy Hints for the Holidays

Christmas and New Year tend to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional health. Here are hints to help you stay healthy and happy during this season of joy. Offer to take a plate – this way you know there will be something healthy to

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