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Australians put themselves at high risk
One Australian dies every 10 minutes from cardiovascular disease and 90% are at immediate risk. According to a new study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 13 million Australians undertake one or more
- Angioplasty is a procedure to reconstruct or repair a blood vessel. In most cases, this term refers to a procedure to open and restore blood flow through a clogged artery. This procedure is often used as a less invasive treatment instead of traditional surgery.
aortic regurgitation
- An arrhythmia of the heart is an abnormality of the rhythm or rate of the heartbeat. The arrhythmia is caused by a disturbance of the normal electrical activity within the heart.
automated external defibrillators
bacterial pericarditis
- The pericardium is a sac-like structure that surrounds the heart. Inflammation of the heart sac, called pericarditis, can be due to infections caused by bacteria.
cardiac catheterization
blood flow studies
- This test measures blood flow through an artery or vein.
cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation is a program designed to help a person with heart disease return to health.
cardiac tamponade
- Cardiac tamponade is a build-up of fluid in the pericardium, which is the thin membrane around the heart. This build-up obstructs the inflow of blood so that the ventricles, or lower chambers of the heart, cannot fill.
cardiogenic shock
- Cardiogenic shock is the failure of the heart to pump enough blood to the major organs to support life.
blood pressure test
- This test measures the force that blood exerts against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the arteries.
chest pain
- The chest is the area where the heart and lungs are located. These organs are protected by the rib cage and breastbone. Many different conditions can cause pain in the chest.
- Cyanosis is a blue or purple discolouration of the skin that can occur when there is not enough oxygen in a person's blood or tissues.
cholesterol test
cocaine-related disorders
- An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG, is a graphic record of the heart's electrical activity. Doctors use it to help diagnose heart disease. They can also use it to monitor how well different heart medications are working.
congestive heart failure
coronary artery disease
coronary risk factors
CPK isoenzymes
depression after heart attack
- Depression is a continuing feeling of sadness, despair or hopelessness. It affects a person's ability to function. Roughly 1 out of 4 people suffers from depression after a heart attack.
dilated cardiomyopathy
- The heart is made up of muscle, valves, supporting structures, a conduction system and blood vessels. A cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle. This term is usually only used when the disease is inside the heart itself, and not due to high blood pressure, clogging of the arteries from arteriosclerosis or heart valve problems. In dilated cardiomyopathy, one of the subtypes of this disease, the heart muscle becomes thin and flabby, and the heart becomes enlarged.
familial combined hyperlipidaemia
- Familial combined hyperlipidaemia is an inherited disease that causes high levels of cholesterol and/or triglycerides in the blood.
familial hypercholesterolaemia
- Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an inherited disease that causes high cholesterol levels.
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a type of cholesterol that is carried in the blood. An HDL test determines the level of HDL cholesterol in the blood. It is done to evaluate a person's risk of heart disease. HDL cholesterol is found only in the blood stream. It is not the same as dietary cholesterol found in food.
first aid for heart attack
- A heart attack happens when part of the heart muscle does not receive the supply of oxygen-rich blood that it needs to function. When the blood supply stops flowing to that part of the heart muscle, that muscle area dies. This can cause an abnormality in the rhythm or rate of the heartbeat, a condition called arrhythmias (a-rith-me-ahs). These arrhythmias can lead to cardiac arrest, in which breathing and heart function stop.
heart disease
heart attack
high cholesterol
- High cholesterol is an excessive level of cholesterol in the blood. Hyperlipidaemia is a more general term for high levels of different kinds of fats in the blood. These can result from a diet high in total fat, saturated fats, and cholesterol. Both conditions may also occur as inherited forms.
heart block
heart bypass surgery
heart disease and diet
heart transplant
high blood pressure
- High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as a systolic blood pressure reading greater than 140 or a diastolic blood pressure reading greater than 90. The systolic blood pressure is the top number of a blood pressure reading. This shows the force of the contraction of the heart and the tone or condition of the blood vessels. The diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number of a blood pressure reading. It shows the pressure in the blood vessels between heartbeats.
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which a portion of the heart muscle is abnormally thick. This can make it harder for blood to flow into and out of the heart and cause other problems.
- This test measures the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood.
hypovolaemic shock
- Shock is a condition in which the body is unable to supply enough blood and oxygen to the organs. One form of shock is caused by dehydration or heavy bleeding. This is known as hypovolaemic shock.
LDH isoenzymes
left heart catheterisation
- Left heart catheterisation describes the placement of a tube into the heart. It is most commonly done to examine the arteries that supply the heart. It may also used to examine the structure and function of the left side of the heart.
low blood pressure
pericarditis after a heart attack
- After a heart attack, the thin lining that surrounds the heart may become inflamed or irritated. This condition is known as pericarditis.
pleural effusion
- A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid around the lungs.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - 08 February 2000 -- Dr Ng Min Ching - General Practioner - The human body requires lipids (fats) in its daily functions. Most of these lipids are derived from or contain fatty acids. Fatty acids are either ingested...
pulmonary edema
shortness of breath
saturated fat
- Australians consume too much fat in their diet. On average, Australians get 35-37 percent of their kilojoules from fat. High-fat diets, especially saturated fats, are linked to high blood cholesterol levels and heart disease. High-fat diets can also increase risk for obesity and cancer. The Dietary Guidelines for Australians recommend "eating a diet low in fat, and in particular, low in saturated fat".
slow heartbeat
- Stress is any factor in a person's life that causes change. It can include emotional, physical, social or economic pressures.
stress and Aged
- Stress is the wear and tear on the body caused by constant adjustment to an individual's changing environment. Anything that causes change in our life causes stress. There are many changes going on in the lives of the elderly.
stress and men
- Stress is the "wear and tear" the body goes through as it adjusts to the constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in a person's life causes stress. Stress can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Acute stress is the reaction to an immediate threat. This is commonly known as the "fight or flight" response. The threat can be any situation that is seen as a danger. Common short-term stressors include: noise crowding being isolated from others illness hunger danger infection Imagining a threat or remembering a dangerous event can also evoke a stress response. Modern life frequently results in ongoing stressful situations. These may include: difficult work or personal situations loneliness financial worries the recent death of a family member or loved one a move to a new home or change in job physical illness, especially long-term conditions difficulty sleeping or inability to obtain enough sleepWhat is the information for this topic?
Swan-Ganz catheterization
swelling of the extremities
tricuspid regurgitation
unsaturated fat
Useful Links
National Heart Foundation of Australia - Live Healthier Live Longer - S.A.D.S: Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome - Long QT Syndrome support site
ventricular tachycardia
vitamin E and heart disease
- Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. One of the roles fat plays in the diet is to transport fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin E is carried through the body attached to fat. The body stores vitamin E in fat deposits and in the liver.
walking and health
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