AUSTRALIAN HEART REPORTS
Alcohol Risk To My Heart
Drinking alcohol (without moderation) can raise the levels blood (triglycerides), reduce our HDL “good” cholesterol, add to fatty build-up in artery wall, and increase our blood pressure. As alcohol is energy dense and increases our caloric intake. Doing this continuously may lead to CVD risk factors-weight gain, increase blood pressure and risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Australia’s Cholesterol Heartache: A simple roadmap for urgent action on cholesterol management
New report from Australia’s cardiovascular (CVD) experts outlines a five-point plan totackle cholesterol: Cholesterol being out of sight and out of mind is a deadlycombination for the 1.15 million at high-risk of heart attack or stroke
Cardiovascular Disease in Australia
The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) is used to describe many different conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. The most common and serious types of CVD include coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure. CVD remains a major health problem in Australia, despite declining mortality and hospitalisation rates. It generally has a greater impact on males, the elderly, Indigenous Australians and people living in remote and socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.
Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of illness and death among Australian women. Nationally, there is increased recognition of gender differences in CVD risk factors, presentation, treatment and outcomes.This report gives a statistical overview of the impact of common forms of CVD—coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and cardiomyopathy—on Australian women.