Heart and cardiovascular conditions
Learn more about the conditions that affect your heart and cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, angina and heart disease.
Heart disease surgery
Trusted information about heart disease surgery from leading Australian health organisations, including links to cardiovascular disease.
Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol. They are recommended for people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Find out more about how statins work and read our trusted partner pages.
Trusted information about post menopause including the affects of osteoporosis on menopause and heart disease after menopause can be found on this page.
Peripheral vascular disease
Trusted information on peripheral vascular disease (also known as peripheral artery disease) including what it is, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments
Find out if you're at risk of heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes in just a few minutes using the healthdirect Risk Checker.
Just diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease
Receiving a diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease is a serious warning sign that you need to make significant lifestyle changes. Learn how to make those changes.
Being a little overweight may not cause many noticeable problems. However, once you are carrying extra kilograms (or pounds), you may develop symptoms that affect your daily life. Find out about the symptoms of obesity.
Coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ‘ischaemic heart disease’, is the most common form of heart disease. Learn how to reduce your risk.
Diagnosis of coronary heart disease
There are several ways to diagnose coronary heart disease. Find out more from the information and resources on this page.