Cardiovascular diseases


Congenital heart disease in Australia

Globally, congenital heart disease affects around 9 in every 1,000 babies born. In Australia, a large number of children, young people and adults live with congenital heart disease. This report presents latest statistics and trends on the incidence of congenital heart disease, and on hospitalisation...

Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This is the fourth national report on the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with updated data available for 14 measures. The report indicates that the level of access for cardiac-related health services is improving for Indigenous Australians.
Policy report

Improving brain and body health: linking dementia and chronic disease prevention

The evidence cited in this paper makes a strong case for a new approach to risk reduction. Science is increasingly clarifying the pathways through which brain and body interactions take place and shedding light on the impacts of disease on the brain and other organs...

Cardiovascular disease in women

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of illness and death. With increasing recognition that aspects of its prevention, treatment and management are unique to women, this report focuses on the impact of cardiovascular disease on the health of Australian women.

Cardiovascular disease in women—a snapshot of national statistics

Recent data indicates that over half a million Australian women have one or more heart, stroke and vascular diseases, and that CVD is the cause of almost one-third of all deaths among women.

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.

Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Australians as a whole enjoy good health, but the benefits are not shared equally by all. People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report uses latest available data to measure socioeconomic...

The cost of inaction on Rheumatic Heart Disease

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world. This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention...

Transition between hospital and community care for patients with coronary heart disease: New South Wales and Victoria 2012–2015

This report examined the health services used by more than 37,300 people with coronary heart disease (CHD) who were discharged from a public hospital in New South Wales or Victoria between April 2012 and June 2013. The report analysed linked de-identified hospitalisation data to Medicare...
Technical report

Heart health: the first step to getting Australia's health on track

This resource provides an implementation map for one of the ten priority policy actions proposed in AHPC’s Getting Australia’s Health on Track 2016.