Outback nurse treats his own heart attack

Our very own Dr Norman Swan (pictured below right) has last night won the 2018 Victor Chang Award for Excellence

Syncope (fainting)

Syncope is a sudden, temporary loss of consciousness, also known as fainting or ‘passing out’, which is caused by a

Raynaud’s disease

Raynaud’s disease is a common condition which causes a temporary spasm (narrowing) of the arteries leading to their fingers and


Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused by a lack of oxygen reaching the heart muscle, usually caused by narrowed


Anticoagulant medicines reduce the blood’s natural ability to clot. Although it is important for everyone’s blood to clot so that

Coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is one of the treatment options for coronary heart disease (the cause of problems such

Video: Exercise trumps genetic risk of heart disease

If you have a family history of heart disease, it can be concerning to think about what might be in


Our heart starts beating soon after we are conceived (long before we are born) and continues uninterrupted until we die.

Video: Blood clots – reducing the risk

Video transcript 30,000 Australians develop blood clots in their legs or lungs every year. Blood clots kill 4x more people

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism happens when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries in the lungs. This can occur when part

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