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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute


No second chances: controlling risk in cardiovascular disease

This report highlights that people with cardiovascular disease require aggressive management of their risk factors to prevent secondary cardiovascular events. This includes effective strategies to support medicine and treatment adherence, rehabilitation, and lifestyle changes.

The dark heart of Type 2 Diabetes

The 1.5 million Australians living with Type 2 Diabetes are twice as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death, where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops working, compared to those without the condition, according to this report.

Sexual health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Executive summary: The Sexual Health and Relationships Survey is the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) undertaken in Australia. The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas...

The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study

This is the first national Australian longitudinal population-based study to examine the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and its complications, as well as high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease. Executive summary Diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common non-communicable diseases in...

Two hearts one future: a report of patients' & carers' experiences in surviving and coping with a first heart attack

This report finds that many heart attack survivors underestimate their risk of having a future heart attack. Executive summary Preventative Health at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, under the auspices of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease...