Heart-i-Facts

Heart Facts & Information

Managing Heart Disease for Life

Two out of three heart attack survivors do not make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent a repeat heart attack. Heart disease is a chronic disease that needs to be managed every day and ongoing care and support is essential if a patient is to stay out of hospital and have the best chance to lead a full life.

The George Institute

Heart Foundation | Let's keep Australian hearts beating

Heart disease doesn't discriminate - it affects the young and old, men and women. See the facts and why you should lend your support to the Heart Foundation.

Publisher: The Heart Foundation Australia (www.heartfoundation.org.au)

Heart Hub

Publisher: (www.hearthub.org)

Heart Foundation | What is heart failure?

Heart failure is a condition where your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be. When your heart is damaged and isn’t pumping properly it can become bigger, weaker, or stiffer. This change in the way your heart is pumping causes extra fluid to build up in your body and sometimes in your lungs.

Heart Foundation | Heart failure and physical activity

Regular physical activity will help your heart get stronger and will help you to feel less tired. Before you start any activity, talk with your nurse, doctor or health worker about a physical activity plan to suit you.

Heart Foundation | Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35

Margaret was young, fit and otherwise healthy but she was about to have a heart attack that could have devastated her life. For more information about women's heart health visit the Heart Foundation's website goredforwomen.org.au

Heart Foundation | Step 1: Know your diagnosis

This video explains some common heart procedures and provides questions to ask your doctor to ensure you understand what has happened to your heart.

Heart Foundation | Step 2: Know and manage your risk factors

This video explains some common heart procedures and provides questions to ask your doctor to ensure you understand what has happened to your heart.

Heart Foundation | Step 3: The importance of cardiac rehabilitation

Following a heart attack, all patients should attend a cardiac rehabilitation program. This video explains what cardiac rehabilitation is and how to find your nearest program.

Heart Foundation | Step 4: Taking your medicines

This video explains some common medicines and provides questions that you can ask your health professional to ensure you understand what you are taking.

Heart Foundation | Step 5: Know the warning signs

Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you experience them.

Heart Foundation | Step 6: Visit your doctor

Following a heart attack, it’s important to have regular check-ups with your doctor.