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Heart disease statistics

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the term used for heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases. It's the leading cause of death in Australia with 45,600 deaths in Australia in 2011.
Despite recent improvements, it remains one of the biggest burdens on our economy. CVD affects more than 3.7 million Australians. 1.4 million people are prevented from living a full life because of CVD related disability. Follow the links below to find trusted information about heart and cardiovascular disease statistics.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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LiveLighter - Cardiovascular Disease

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Plain language review of cardiovascular health among Indigenous Australians Plain language Cardiovascular health (HeartInfoNet) Chronic conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


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Congestive Heart Failure | myVMC

Congestive heart failure is characterised by the heart not being able to pump enough blood around the body. It affects 13% of Australians over 65.

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Smoking Statistics | myVMC

Smoking statistics for Australia: How many people die from smoking every year? Who smokes, and how often do they smoke? How many people try to quit, and how many are successful? What is the economic impact of smoking?

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Male reproductive health statistics | Andrology Australia

Male reproductivehealth statistics Male reproductive health disorders are disorders of the reproductive system such as testicular cancer, male infertility, prostate disease (including prostate cancer), erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency.

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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is a debilitating chronic disease in its own right, but can also contribute to, or be impacted by, other prominent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

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Myocarditis | myVMC

Myocarditis is an inflammatory disorder of the myocardium (the heart muscle). It is usually caused by a viral infection, particularly adenovirus (a virus that contains DNA) and enterovirus (a group of viruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas) infections, although many infectious organisms commonly seen in infants and children have been implicated.

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Most common health concerns for the female Australian population | myVMC

Centre for women's health and fitness care information Australia, Woman's sexual health care,

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Seniors Issues | Epilepsy Action Australia

The incidence of epilepsy is higher in older persons than in children. Despite this, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Read more.

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders that result from the production of abnormal collagen. This can have wide ranging effects on the skin, joints and blood vessels.

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