Six Steps to Cardiac Recovery Terms / References

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Healing the heart after an acute cardiac event

Healing the heart after an acute cardiac event

Article published in InPsych

Authors: Murphy B, Higgins R, Clarke J, Rogerson M, Jackson A

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Health Info Net

Provides evidence-based information to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthincluding heart health. 

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logo for Australian indigenous health infonet

Health Literacy

Health literacy is about how people understand information about health and health care, and how they apply that information to their lives, use it to make decisions and act on it. Health literacy is important because it shapes people’s health and the safety and quality of health care.

Health literacy, does it make a difference?

Article by Anne Johnson that provides contextual information about health literacy and its importance to health care, nursing, and health consumers.

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Healthy weight

To determine if patients are in the healthy weight range by accurately measuring waist circumference and calculating BMI, click on the image below.

Homepage to Heart Foundation's health weight resource

Heart attack

What is a heart attack : A heart attack can happen when a coronary artery becomes blocked by a build-up of plaque. The plaque can rupture, forming a blood clot, which means blood and oxygen cannot reach the heart. This damages the heart muscle, leading to a heart attack. Health professionals sometimes use different names for a heart attack, such as ‘myocardial infarction’, or ‘MI’ for short, ‘STEMI’ (more severe) or ‘non-STEMI’ (less severe).



Heart attack warning signs

Heart attack warning signs

Heart failure guidelines

Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of heart failure in Australia in 2018.

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Landing page for Heart Foundation Heart failure clinical guidelines

Heart Foundation - Heart Maps

The Heart Foundation Heart Maps allow you to take a closer look at heart disease indicators across Australia. You can see how state, region, or local governments compare for:

1. Heart-related hospital admissions (2012-18)
2. Coronary heart disease death rates (2013-17)
3. Heart-related risk factors such as obesity (2017-18), smoking (2017-18), physical inactivity (2017-18) and hypertension (2017-18)

At a state/territory and regional level you can drill further into the specific types of heart-related hospitalisations. These includes rates for; acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, rhythm, and valve disease admissions, as well as the higher level classifications of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

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Birds-eye view of image of Australia made up of people.

Heart Foundation depression screening tool

A practical tool for screening your patients

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