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Heart disease

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Coronary disease
Cardiology
NARROWER TERMS
Strategy

The RHD Endgame Strategy: the blueprint to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia by 2031

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is preventable. The collective experience of communities and clinicians, in addition to over 25 years of research, means the knowledge and evidence base now exists to eliminate rheumatic heart disease in Australia. This strategy document brings together this experience, knowledge and...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is a coronary calcium score the best indicator of heart attack risk?

Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker claims that a scan for coronary calcium is a better indicator of heart attack risk than checks for blood pressure and cholesterol, and is a necessary test for all older Australians.
Strategy

The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition)

This edition of the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has a new focus which places people and their families and communities, at the centre of care.
Guide

The 2020 Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3rd edition)

This edition of the Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) has a new focus which places people with ARF and RHD, and their families and communities, at the centre of care.
Report

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...
Report

Better cardiac care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: fourth national report 2018–19

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.
Report

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: in brief

This in-brief report provides an overview of the data in the main report, also titled ‘Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia’.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...