Six Steps to Cardiac Recovery Terms / References

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Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease : Occurs when a coronary artery clogs and narrows because of a build-up of plaque. This can lead to a heart attack and/or angina. My Heart, My Life Booklet One chapter one contains good images to help explain this. 

COVID-19 & cardiovascular disease

COVID-19 specific information and resources for health care professionals.

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Heart foundation landing page for covid-19 and cardiovascular disease resource


Depression in patients

Screening, referral and treatment for depression in patients with coronary heart disease.

Article from The Medical Journal of Australia 

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Diabetes and heart disease

Easy-to-understand information from the Heart Foundation about diabetes and its impact on heart disease. 

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Homepage for heart foundation website on diabetes and heart disease

Diabetes Australia

The peak body in Australia for diabetes information, advocacy and patient support.

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Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia

Article from the Heart and Diabetes Institute. Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia.

Edited by Associate Professor Jonathan Shaw, Associate Director, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Stephanie Tanamas, Epidemiologist, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, with input from Diabetes Australia and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

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Diagnosis and procedures for Patients

A series of videos and resources from St Vincent's Hospital for your patients

Animation video to explain (0.54)

Animation video to explain stenting (1.05)

Animation video to explain coronary artery bypass graft (0.58)

Dyslipidaemia management

Management of dyslipidaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in Australian primary care

The objective of this research was to examine the frequency of dyslipidaemia and treatment with lipid-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes managed in Australian primary care.

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ECG - electrocardiogram test

An electrocardiogram test (ECG) will give a picture of the electrical flow through the heart and give us information if a particular location in the heart has an issue.

Electrocardiogram interpretation

This document is for doctors, nurses or medical students who have forgotten (or never really understood) ECGs.

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Landing page to clinical The complete basics to ECG interpretations

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