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It starts with your heart: two-thirds of at-risk Aussies ignoring vital heart check-ups

As we celebrate Heart Health Week, Heart Foundation is calling on Australians aged 45-74 to resume annual Heart Health Checks.

WA woman’s hospital death being investigated

Independent experts will investigate the death of a woman who suffered a heart attack after waiting for care at a regional West Australian hospital.

New therapy to lower cholesterol and stabilise plaques associated with heart attack

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.

AMCS competition winners helping ward off loneliness with creative and imaginative ideas

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.

Survivors of heart attacks not aware of ongoing risks: new research

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.

Shock results for under-50s as two million Aussies take heart age test

Seven out of 10 Aussies yet to hit their 50s have a ‘heart age’ above their actual age, new figures reveal – and millions do not know their blood pressure or cholesterol numbers.

Cardiovascular disease deaths continue to fall, but 1.2 million Australians affected by heart, stroke or vascular disease

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that 1.2 million Australian adults had one or more conditions related to heart, stroke or vascular disease in 2017–18.

Fears 27,000 heart checks missed during pandemic could lead to wave of heart disease: new data

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. 

Harmful body fat not only increases your waistline, but also your risk of dementia

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.

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