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.

Female Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Identification of female-specific risk enhancers throughout the lifespan of women to improve cardiovascular disease prevention

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death and disease burden globally

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.

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