Medical condition and disease Heart conditions
Heart attack
An older women looking faint, with a hand on her forehead Heart attack Signs and symptoms of a heart attack The key signs of a heart attack and what to do if you think you are having one. Carol Kilkenny Author Carol Kilkenny Health writer
A family at dinner Heart attack Phil's story: the day my daughter saved my life Two years ago father of three Phil Nash was a picture of health. So when he found out he had a blocked artery and needed urgent life-saving open heart surgery, he couldn’t believe it. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
1 blue pill among many white pills Heart attack Four in one: heart health Four facts about heart health and how we are partnering with the The George Institute to lead the way and help improve the heart health of Australians. Carol Kilkenny Author Carol Kilkenny Health writer
Heart disease
two people kayaking Heart disease A heart-warming connection They live 115 kms apart and have never met in person but Bob Franze and Riley Kusuma share a special bond. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Couple sitting outside Heart disease Coronary heart disease: symptoms and diagnosis Many people don't know they have coronary heart disease until they experience some symptoms such as angina or a heart attack. Carol Kilkenny Author Carol Kilkenny Health writer
Woman holding hands with her husband Heart disease Coronary heart disease treatment If you have coronary heart disease, there are a range of treatments your doctor might suggest to manage your condition. Carol Kilkenny Author Carol Kilkenny Health writer
Heart failure
A man with a stethoscope Heart failure Chronic heart failure Around 300,000 Australians live with some degree of heart failure. So what is chronic heart failure, what are some of the causes, and what are the common symptoms? Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
Medication capsules Heart failure Common medications for heart failure A guide to the types of medication commonly used for treating heart failure. Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
Doctor with ipad and stethescope with seated patient Heart failure 11 questions to ask your doctor about heart failure Get the most out of your appointments by asking questions that help you understand heart failure and your treatment options. Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
Hypertension
An older couple hiking along the side of a mountain Hypertension How to manage high blood pressure If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure - or what’s sometimes called ‘hypertension’ - a hypertension management plan can help you continue to live a happy, healthy life. Here’s what you need to know. Cassie Steel Author Cassie Steele Writer
A man in red shorts running on pavement Hypertension How to help maintain good blood pressure You might have heard that having high blood pressure puts you at risk of some chronic conditions. It’s good if your blood pressure is already sitting at a healthy level and if you’re not sure you can still work on heart-healthy habits. We go through some ways which can help you maintain this good blood pressure. Cassie Steel Author Cassie Steele Writer
Improve heart health
A person holding a tomato Improve heart health Advice on how to help keep your heart healthy We look at some of the recommended ways to help support heart health. Christine Wong Author Christine Wong Bupa dietitian
A heart graph on a phone Improve heart health Five amazing innovations in heart health We look at some of the emerging technologies and innovations in heart health that have the potential to improve lives. Jane Dickenson Jane Dickenson Health writer
A heart shaped metal Improve heart health Tips to improve heart health at work Our workplace habits can have a big impact on our heart health. Bupa’s former National Medical Director Dr Rob Grenfell says some small changes can make a big difference. Dr Rob Grenfell Author Dr Rob Grenfell Former National Medical Director
Rheumatic heart disease
A young aboriginal child Rheumatic heart disease A dream to 'close the gap' through science Australian scientists have made an exciting discovery which could help “close the gap” when it comes to the health of indigenous children. Christie Cooper Christie Cooper Journalist
An older couple sitting on their doorstep Rheumatic heart disease Life expectancy is growing We take a look at the latest health statistics from the World Health Organisation on life expectancy and what it means for us Australians. Gautam Mishra Gautam Mishra Journalist
An aboriginal child getting an ultrasound Rheumatic heart disease Closing the gap in Indigenous Health Indigenous Australians are dying about 10-years earlier than non-Indigenous Australians. A major contributor is a largely invisible condition called Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), which if caught early is easy to treat. Dr Rob Grenfell Author Dr Rob Grenfell Former National Medical Director