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Heart problems and cardiovascular health

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation occurs when the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria, quiver or ‘fibrillate’ rather than beat normally.

Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body.

Understanding chest pain

Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.

Heart attack

Heart attack

Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save your life. Recognise the symptoms and know why early treatment is vital.

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can come as a surprise. Here are things you can do to ease the symptoms.

Reducing your blood pressure can make a big difference to your health.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure affects over a quarter of Australians over the age of 25. Are you at risk?

Controlling your blood pressure can make a big difference to your health over time.

Is your blood pressure healthy?

High blood pressure is common and often has no symptoms. Read these tips for keeping your blood pressure under control.

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How to lower your cholesterol

High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke - here's how you can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood.

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Low blood pressure

Although low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure, you still need to consult your doctor.

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Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease refers to diseases of arteries outside the heart and brain, mainly in the legs and feet. Find out how to prevent it.

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical event where the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Learn what to do if someone has a stroke.

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