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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.

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Differences between heart disease in women and in men

Heart disease often goes undiagnosed in women, partly because symptoms can develop later. Learn more about why heart disease differs in men and women.

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Preparing for surgery

It's best to be prepared if you're planning to have surgery. Make sure you know exactly what your operation is for and the risk involved.

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Questions to ask before surgery

It’s a big decision whether or not to have surgery. Asking your doctor a lot of questions can help guide you towards making the right decision.

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Heart disease surgery

Trusted information about heart disease surgery from leading Australian health organisations, including links to cardiovascular disease.

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Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition that develops when the body’s heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever. It is serious, but it’s also entirely preventable.

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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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Surgery for ingrowing toenail (adult)

An ingrowing toenail happens when your toenail grows into the skin which can get damaged, causing infection and pain. Surgery can correct the condition.

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Find out your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease with this quick test

Healthdirect, with the George Institute, has developed a free online risk calculator to help prevent heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.

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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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