Heart Disease in Women – more common than you think.

In order to help raise much needed education within the community surrounding women’s heart health, Heart Research Australia organised Dr Monique Watts from Victoria Heart Cardiology in Melbourne to chat with Dr Terri Foran on the HealthEd podcast – Women’s and Children’s health. Dr Monique Watts is a heart failure cardiologist and specialist in women’s

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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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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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Research Update: Can being aware of your own stress lower your risk of heart attack?

Lead Researchers: Prof Geoff Tofler, A/Prof Tom Buckley Increasing evidence shows that heart attacks in some instances can be triggered by external factors such as heavy physical exertion, acute emotional stress, heavy meals, and respiratory infection. For instance, Professor Tofler’s group published their findings that respiratory infection acutely increases the relative risk of heart attack

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Research Update: Prevention of cardiac side effects of cancer treatments

Lead Researchers: Prof Helge Rasmussen, Dr Chia-Chi Liu Heart muscle damage and heart failure is a serious side effect of cancer treatments, and it is not uncommon that the life expectancy of cancer patients is limited due to heart disease induced by the cancer treatment, rather than by the cancer itself. While very effective against

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Research Update: Pregnancy-Induced Heart Failure and Pre-Eclampsia

Lead Researcher: Dr Anthony Ashton Most pregnancies end with the birth of a healthy baby to a healthy mother; however, some pregnancies end in unforeseen and currently untreatable complications. Unfortunately, the signs that something is wrong in these pregnancies appear to be “normal” for most women at the end of pregnancy. Headaches, swelling and difficulty

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Research Update: Discovery of new mechanisms for coronary disease

Lead Researchers: Prof Gemma Figtree, Dr Kristen Bubb Professor Figtree’s team have established a large cohort study of patients who are at risk, or suffering from coronary artery disease. Patients volunteer, and consent to contribute a blood sample and their de-identified data to the study, allowing the team to study new mechanisms of coronary artery

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Life-saving research for cancer and cardiac patients

Our researchers are currently working on a project that has the incredible potential to make some cancer treatments more effective, and also reduce or eliminate the risk of heart failure as a result of the cancer treatment. This research could potentially help thousands of cancer and cardiac patients. Find out more about this exciting research

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