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Heart surgery

Heart surgery is done in an emergency or if treatments don’t work or can’t be used. Learn about the procedures, including open-heart surgery.

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Mitral valve surgery

Mitral valve disease can cause pain, shortness of breath and eventually death. Mitral valve surgery can relieve your pain, improve your breathing and energy levels, and may help you to live longer.

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Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease is a birth defect caused when your heart hasn't formed properly. It varies in severity from uncomplicated to serious.

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Pleural effusion

A pleural effusion is an abnormal build-up of fluid in the space around the lungs. It can be caused by many things, most commonly heart failure, pneumonia and cancer.

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Percutaneous coronary intervention

Coronary artery disease can cause pain, shortness of breath and heart attacks. A PCI is usually a safe and effective way to relieve your pain.

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Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a health condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment.

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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.

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Allied health

Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Learn more about what these professionals do here.

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Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a medical device put in the chest to correct heart problems, such as irregular heartbeat or heart muscle problems.

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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a rare but serious condition where there is a tear in the wall of your aorta - the largest artery in your body.

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