Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are dying from heart disease at twice, and in some regions, triple the rate of non-Indigenous people in the same communities, a new report shows.
It's common wisdom that a healthy diet is key to having a healthy heart, but exactly what that diet looks like still has some people scratching their heads. A research paper out today aims to answer the common nutrition questions people ask their heart health specialists.
Women who experience a serious type of heart attack are less likely to receive appropriate treatment, a new study finds, and unconscious might be playing a part.
Surgeons are performing heart procedures, such as pacemaker implants, with the help of health technicians who are employed by the device manufacturers and have sales targets, industry insiders claim.
Natasha Johnson had no risk factors for heart disease, so she put a strange ache in her chest and shoulders down to bad posture. Just three weeks later, she was in a coronary care unit recovering from a life-saving operation. She's not alone, with many people, particularly women, missing heart attack warning signs.
It's rare, named after a Japanese octopus pot, and has only been recognised in Australia for a bit over 10 years. But it is possible to die of a broken heart.
One minute they're walking along and talking, the next they're on the floor, not breathing and with no pulse. What you do over the next 10 minutes will literally be the difference between life and death.
The cast of the hit TV show Rake have joined a campaign to promote CPR, with a short film about a juror suffering a cardiac arrest seeing actor Richard Roxburgh reprise his role of Cleaver Greene.
Step away from the cured meats and put down those chips: Australian men are eating twice as much salt as the maximum recommended by the World Health Organisation, a study finds, putting them at risk of heart failure, strokes and kidney disease.