Heart disease surgery
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Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol and are recommended for people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Here's how statins work.
Some health conditions and problems are more common after menopause, including osteoporosisosteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Should I be tested for heart disease?
Understanding your risk of heart disease can help you take steps to reduce your risk and protect your heart. Find out more about heart disease risks and how heart disease tests are carried out.
Find out if you're at risk of heart disease, kidney disease or type 2 diabetes in just a few minutes using the healthdirect Risk Checker.
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.
Blood pressure medication
Blood pressure medications ('hypertensives'), such as ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and diuretics can help to manage and treat high blood pressure.
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.
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.
What causes coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries. Find out the causes of coronary heart disese.