The heart pumps blood around the body to supply tissues with nutrition and oxygen. Find out about how it works and a number of health problems related to the heart.
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.
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.
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.
If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it's faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs and the causes of heart palpitations.
Cardiac enzyme tests can check whether the heart muscle is damaged, and indicate if a person has had a heart attack.
Tachycardia is a condition where the heart beats at a faster rate than normal (usually more than 100 beats per minute).
Aortic valve replacement
The aortic valves in the heart keep blood flowing in the correct direction. Learn how to prepare for an aortic valve replacement and what to expect.
This rare but potentially fatal condition is caused by infection of the inner lining of the heart. A quick diagnosis of endocarditis is vital.
Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.