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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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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