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Cardiac arrest or heart attack?

People often use the terms ‘cardiac arrest’ and ‘heart attack’ interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. So, what’s the difference?

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Heart disease link goes unnoticed

High blood pressure affects one in three Australian adults, yet in a recent survey, a third of respondents didn’t know there was a link between the disease and having a heart attack, heart failure and heart disease.

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Gender specific medicine

Heart disease is still the number one killer of women, with one in three affected. Women experience different symptoms of a heart attack to men, so what should you look out for?


Heart attack risk rises with BMI

A new Australian study has linked increases in BMI to cardiovascular disease risk.

Health & Ageing

How to survive a heart attack

There are a few key things you can do to help ensure you survive a heart attack

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Know your numbers, manage your risk

Heart disease is Australia’s single biggest cause of death in both women and men.

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Fact or fiction: survive a heart attack alone

Find out if the email about surviving a heart attack alone is real


Misdiagnosed health conditions

There are many conditions and illnesses which have several similar symptoms, but the consequences can be dire if they’re mixed up. So, what are the most commonly misdiagnosed health conditions?

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Flu vaccine reduces risk of heart attack

A new study has shown that getting a flu shot may reduce your risk of a major cardiac event, such as heart attack, stroke or cardiac death, by 50 per cent.

Health & Ageing

Blood pressure for dummies

High blood pressure has no symptoms, and yet it can cause heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. Many people do not know what their blood pressure is, or they do not understand the results. To find out if you are at risk, why not read Rachel’s simple guide to blood pressure?


Heart attack warning signs

Recognising the early signs of a heart attack can be the key to surviving without too much long-term damage. So how can you tell the difference between indigestion and a life-threatening episode?

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