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Heart disease surgery

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Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia. The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to factors including population ageing and improved treatments that have resulted in people living longer with CVD.

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Heart valve surgery

Heart valve surgery is an operation to fix a damaged or faulty heart valve.

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Background information Reviews Cardiovascular health (HeartInfoNet) Chronic conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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Background information Plain language Cardiovascular health (HeartInfoNet) Chronic conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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What is cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease and stroke are the top two causes of death — and among the leading causes of disability — in Australia

Read more on Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute website

Dobutamine Hydrochloride Injection | myVMC

Dobutamine Hydrochloride is a short term treatment for heart failure caused by a heart attack or cardiac surgery. It affects beta-adrenergic receptors.

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Dobutamine Hydrochloride Injection (DBL) | myVMC

Dobutamine Hydrochloride is a short term treatment for heart failure caused by a heart attack or cardiac surgery. It is a directly acting ionotrope.

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For Families | Heart Centre for Children

Information for families of children diagnosed with congenital heart disease, including information about heart conditions, tests and procedures, surgery and support available.

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Childhood Heart Disease Heart Centre for Children

The Heart Centre for Children is based at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

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Brevibloc | myVMC

Brevibloc is used to control fast heart rhythms which may occur in surgery. It contains esmolol hydrochloride a beta-1-adrenoreceptor blocker.

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