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Heart Foundation

Treatment of a Heart Attack- The type of heart attack (also called myocardial infarction, or MI) you experienced determines the treatments that your medical team will recommend. A heart attack occurs when a blockage in one or more coronary arteries reduces or stops blood flow to the heart, which starves part of the heart muscle of oxygen.

What is heart disease?  Heart disease can have many causes. It occurs earlier and more frequently in men than women, and within certain ethnic groups. You may be born with heart disease, or have an increased risk of developing it due to your genetics.


Research has come a long way over the years when it comes to treating CAD and cardiologists now have options to offer their patients, ranging from medications to surgery.


Heart disease is the number one killer world-wide. The team expose the hidden danger lurking in processed foods, demonstrate life-saving CPR, and reveal a surprising rehabilitation program for heart attack survivors.


Australia has a new device available for the treatment of Heart Failure -The Impulse Dynamic implantable device called the Optimizer. The Optimizer device for Heart Failure has been successfully launched in Europe and is available in cardiology centres in various countries. 

Sophisticated imaging technology that’s being used to diagnose eye conditions is also helping combat heart disease. The imaging technique gives a detailed look inside a patient's damaged arteries, while improving treatment outcomes.

Melbourne scientists are predicting the future to save thousands of Australians from suffering heart attacks. In a world-first, a tiny device can tell if a patient is at risk in just 20 minutes.

Health Direct Australia

Coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease, is a chronic (long-lasting) disease and affects the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death in Australia and although it cannot be cured, there are treatments that can reduce your risk of future heart problems and improve your symptom

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Harvard Heath

Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt selects five innovative technologies in the world of cardiovascular health that he predicts we'll be hearing more about in the coming years.