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.
Some health conditions and problems are more common after menopause, including osteoporosisosteoporosis and cardiovascular 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.
Peripheral vascular disease
Peripheral vascular disease refers to diseases of arteries outside the heart and brain, mainly in the legs and feet. Learn about the risk factors.
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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.
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.
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.