This condition can disrupt the rhythm of your heart. It can cause palpitations, fainting or, in serious cases, cardiac arrest.
Wiggle’s collapse highlights the importance of CPR and defibrillators
Former yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, survived a cardiac arrest thanks to the quick actions of bystanders who performed CPR and used a defibrillator.
A defibrillator (sometimes called an AED or ‘defib’) can save someone's life if they have a cardiac arrest. Learn more about defibs, and how to increase a person's chances of survival.
Heart attack treatments
Too many people lose their lives because they wait too long to get treatment for heart attack. Find out about treatment options for a heart attack.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a hormone that helps you react more quickly in a stressful situation. Adrenaline is also used as an emergency treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Learn more here.
Long QT syndrome
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.
5 heart health myths, busted
Heart disease is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia. Knowing how to look after your heart is essential, but there's a lot of misinformation out there.
Rhabdomyolysis happens when muscle tissue is destroyed and their contents released into the bloodstream. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.
General anaesthetic (child)
A general anaesthetic is usually a safe and effective way for your child to have an operation or procedure. Most children do not have any problems.
Causes of a heart attack
If the blood supply to the heart is suddenly interrupted, heart muscles may be damaged and begin to die. Learn about the leading causes of heart attacks.