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This not-for-profit group offers people affected by heart conditions, and families affected by heart disease, peer support and information to help reduce the feelings of isolation, fear and to promote physical and mental recovery.
Depending on where you live in Australia, you can access free advice from a counsellor, family support, monthly group meetings, and personal visits to your home or during your hospital stay.
A valuable resource for information for everybody (you, me, doctors, researchers…) The Heart Foundation promotes heart-healthy environments, good food choices, and physical exercise.
There is a Heart Foundation in many countries. Check if there is one where you live!
Heart Research Australia focusses on research into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease and associated medical conditions. Their goal is to reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on the community.
This is a blog by St John of God Murdoch Hospital – the hospital where I prepared for my heart operation. The content is from “Inside Health” which is their official magazine. It has a pleasing presentation and is easy to read.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon cardiac event that occurs when a tear forms in one or more of the coronary arteries near the heart. SCAD can slow or block blood flow to the heart, causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. SCAD tends to affect mainly women aged 30 to 50, though it can occur at any age. People who experience SCAD are often healthy, and many don’t have risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
This blog is written by my peer, Kara Gilbert. Just like me, Kara is a writer and a “heart person”. If you are in any way the sporty type, this blog is for you!