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Heart

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.

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Heart murmur

Heart murmurs are sounds that can be heard when listening to the heart. Some heart murmurs are a sign of a heart condition, but others are not. Here's what you need to know.

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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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Heart arrhythmias

A heart arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Your heart can beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms here.

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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.

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Resting heart rate

Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest. Learn why it’s an important sign of your heart health and how to check it.

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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.

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Heart palpitations

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.

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Cardiac enzymes

Cardiac enzyme tests can check whether the heart muscle is damaged, and indicate if a person has had a heart attack.

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Inserting an internal cardioverter defibrillator

An abnormal heart rhythm can cause cardiac arrest. Having an ICD inserted may save your life by giving you a shock to make your heart beat normally again.

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