A novel new therapy has been found to reduce harmful plaque in arteries and change its composition so it is less likely to rupture and cause a heart attack, following a clinical trial led by the Victorian Heart Institute (VHI) at Monash University.
Australian Multicultural Community Services has been working to tackle loneliness in the community, awarding two cash prizes to members of the community who have come up with some promising strategies to mitigate the condition.
Research suggests survivors of the nation's single-biggest killer aren't sufficiently aware of the ongoing risks. A Heart Foundation survey of 400 heart attack patients has revealed many weren't given resources to help them understand their condition or support their recovery when they left hospital.
Nearly 350 heart attacks, strokes or heart-related deaths over the next five years could have been prevented if Heart Health Checks had not been missed or delayed because of COVID-19, according to new modelling released by the Heart Foundation.
It’s the global epidemic that affects two in every five adults, but as obesity continues to expand waistlines worldwide, researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) are warning that harmful body fat can also increase the risk of dementia and stroke.