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.
Acting fast when you notice the warning signs of a heart attack could save your life — or someone else's. Here's how to recognise the symptoms.
Staying healthy when you have a heart condition
It's important to stay healthy if you have a heart condition and you can look after your heart by having a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Cardiac enzyme tests can check whether the heart muscle is damaged, and indicate if a person has had a heart attack.
Blood and blood vessels
The heart and the vessels that carry blood around the body together make up the cardiovascular system. Learn more about how it functions.
This rare but potentially fatal condition is caused by infection of the inner lining of the heart. A quick diagnosis of endocarditis is vital.