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Heart failure

Heart failure is when the heart struggles to pump enough blood. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it’s possible to live well with this condition.

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Aortic stenosis

Read about aortic stenosis, a condition where the aortic heart valve narrows - making it hard for the heart to pump blood through.

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Pulmonary hypertension

Find out all about pulmonary hypertension, a condition caused by changes to the arteries in your lungs that can damage your heart.

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Heart transplants

A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged heart with a healthy donor heart. Learn about waiting lists and life after a transplant.

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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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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)

ACE inhibitors and ARBs are commonly taken for hypertension. They work by relaxing your blood vessels. You shouldn’t take ACE inhibitors and ARBs together.

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Diuretic medicines

Find out what diuretic medicine is used for, how it works, the most common diuretics and any side effects associated with taking it.

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5 ways to reduce your risk of heart disease

Nine in 10 Australians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but there are ways to reduce your risk and keep your heart healthy.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines used to treat some heart conditions. Learn about potential risks, benefits and how they work.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when a person's throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.

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