Publications

Find the right heart health publication

Order publications and resources

To order our publications, please call our Heart Health Information Service on 1300 36 27 87. We also have available for order from our online shop a wide range of brochures covering information about your heart, healthy eating and physical activity.

Copyright

All Heart Foundation publications and resources are subject to copyright. If you would like to reproduce something from our publications, please email copyright@heartfoundation.org.au

When individuals or organisations outside the Heart Foundation want to distribute our printed resources, they need our prior written approval. We need to give approval before we will fill an order. The Heart Foundation reserves the right to grant or refuse approval to use our resources.

Use the search below

  1. A

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

      • Heart Smart Mobstyle student activity book Download
      • Heart Smart Mobstyle teachers notes Download
    • Absolute risk

      • Australian cardiovascular risk charts Download
      • Printable colour charts to use in your practice

    • Active living

      • Active living impact checklist Download
      • Healthy workplace guide Download
      • Promoting physical activity—Ten recommendations from the Heart Foundation, 2001 Download
      • An Australian vision for active transport Download
      • Low density development Download
      • Safe speed evidence review Download
      • Blueprint for an active Australia, 2014 Download
      • Governement and community actions to increase population levels of physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in Australia, 2014-2017 (second edition)

      • Low density development: Impacts on physical activity and associated health outcomes Download
      • Streets for people Download
      • Creating healthy neighbourhoods Download
      • Move it: Australia’s healthy transport options Download
      • The Active Healthy Kids Australia 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People (Longform) Download
      • Does density matter? The role of density in creating walkable neighbourhoods Download
      • Moving people 2030: A transport plan for a productive and active Australia Download
      • The Active Healthy Kids Australia 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People (Shortform) Download
      • Good for business (SA - discussion paper) Download
      • Neighbourhood walkability checklist Download
      • The built environment and walking (position statement) Download
      • Healthy by design (Tasmania) Download
      • Physical activity and energy balance, 2007 Download
      • Healthy spaces and places Download
      • Physical activity in patients with cardiovascular disease: management algorithm and information for general practice, 2006 Download
    • Acute coronary syndromes

      • 2007 addendum to guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006 View online
      • Provides information from more recently published trials relating to the management of acute coronary syndromes. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

      • National data elements for the clinical management of acute coronary syndromes, 2005 Download
      • Medical Journal of Australia website

      • 2011 addendum to guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006 View online
      • Updated recommendations for: serum troponin measurement, choice of reperfusion therapy for STEMI, antithrombotic therapy for STEMI, antithrombotic therapy for NSTEACS, bleeding risk in ACS, oxygen therapy for patients with ACS system factors. Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation.

      • Summary report from the national acute coronary syndromes implementation forum, 2007 Download
      • A framework for overcoming disparities in management of acute coronary syndromes in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2014 View online
      • This consensus statement calls for reforms to the health system to provide pathways of care that help eliminate the differences in diagnostic investigation rates, cardiac intervention rates and outcomes compared with non-Indigenous patients. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

      • Acute coronary syndromes treatment algorithm, updated September 2011 Download
      • (Due to the size of this algorithm, colour printing to A3 sheets is recommended)

      • Australian acute coronary syndromes capability framework 2015 Download
      • To support the national delivery of evidence-based care for those experiencing acute coronary syndromes irrespective of where they live in Australia.

      • Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006 Download
      • Developed by the Heart Foundation and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

      • Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006: summary Download
      • Implementation of acute coronary syndrome guidelines in Australia, updated 2009 Download
    • Ambulance cover

      • Universal ambulance cover for all Australians Download
    • Angiography

    • Angioplasty

      • Coronary angioplasty and stents Download
    • Antioxidants

      • Position statement references: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health, updated 2010 Download
      • Position statement: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health, updated 2010 Download
      • Q&A for professionals: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health, 2010 Download
      • Summary of evidence: Antioxidants in food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular health, updated 2010 Download
    • Artificial hearts

    • Atrial fibrillation

      • Atrial Fibrillation Download
      • Catheter ablation as a therapy for atrial fibrillation Download
      • National Heart Foundation of Australia consensus statement. Medical Journal of Australia website

  2. B

  3. C

    • Carbohydrates

      • Executive summary: Position statement on the relationships between carbohydrates, dietary fibre, glycaemic index/glycaemic load and cardiovascular disease, 2006 Download
      • Position statement on the relationships between carbohydrates, dietary fibre, glycaemic index/ glycaemic load and cardiovascular disease, 2006 Download
      • Position statement on very low carbohydrate diets, 2004 Download
      • Q&As for health professionals on carbohydrate, dietary fibre and glycaemic index/load and cardiovascular disease, 2006 Download
    • Cardiac rehabilitation

      • Cardiac rehabilitation Download
      • Cardiac rehabilitation factsheet Download
      • Part of the Toolkit for improving cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services

      • Improving cardiac rehabilitation in Australia, 2014 Download
      • The Heart Foundation’s cardiac rehabilitation advocacy strategy.

      • Increasing density in Australia: Maximising the health benefits and minimising harm Download
      • Recommended framework for cardiac rehabilitation, 2004 Download
      • By the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association

      • Toolkit for improving cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services Download
      • Designed to support health professionals with an action plan of how to improve services.

    • Cardiomyopathy

    • Catering

      • Catering resources and their recommended use Download
      • Providing allergen information Download
      • Food policy: City of Melbourne case study Download
      • The 3 step guide Download
      • A guide for the Australian foodservice industry on reducing trans and saturated fats

      • Food security policy: City of Darebin case study Download
      • Healthy choices catering policy: Pyrenees Shire Council case study Download
      • Healthy choices, healthy communities: City of Greater Geelong case study Download
      • Healthy food and beverage policy: Cardinia Shire Council case study Download
      • Healthy workplace catering Download
      • Healthy workplace catering checklist Download
    • Children

      • Charter for active kids Download
      • Children with heart problems Download
      • Practical ideas for parents and carers Download
    • Cholesterol

      • Cholesterol, triglycerides and heart disease Download
      • Familial hyperchoesterolaemia Download
      • Healthy eating and cholesterol Download
    • Chronic heart failure

      • A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care consensus statement recommendations, 2013 Download
      • Themes, principles and action-based recommendations section of the consensus statement

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Croatian Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Portugese Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Multidisciplinary care for people with chronic heart failure: Principles and recommendations for best practice, 2010 Download
      • To help health professionals and policy makers establish and maintain best-practice chronic heart failure management programs in Australia.

      • A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care: a consensus statement, 2013 Download
      • The core principles and action-based recommendations required to drive a systematic approach to heart failure care in Australia.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - English Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Russian Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Tailoring consumer resources to enhance self-care in chronic heart failure, 2009 Download
      • Journal article reproduced with kind permission from Australian Critical Care (Aust Crit Care 2009; 22(3): 133-140

      • Diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure: quick reference guide, updated 2011 Download
      • Derived from the Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of chronic heart failure in Australia

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Greek Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Serbian Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of chronic heart failure in Australia, updated 2011 Download
      • Medical Journal of Australia website

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Italian Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Simplified Chinese Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Heart failure fact sheet Download
      • Part of the Toolkit for improving cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Korean Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Spanish Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living every day with my heart failure Download
      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Macedonian Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Traditional Chinese Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure Download
      • To help people with chronic heart failure better understand and manage their condition.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Maltese Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Turkish Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Arabic Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Polish Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

      • Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet - Vietnamese Download
      • For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help.

    • Coronary artery spasm

      • Coronary artery spasm (Prinzmetal angina) Download
    • Coronary heart disease

      • Aspirin for cardiovascular disease prevention position statement , 2003 Download
      • Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, 2010 Download
      • Actions for governments, health system planners, policy makers, health professionals and consumers to achieve the best health outcomes for Australians with diagnosed cardiovascular disease.

      • Aspirin for for primary prevention in women, 2005 Download
      • Addendum to the Aspirin for cardiovascular disease prevention position statement, 2003

      • Coronary heart disease Download
      • HEART online website Download
      • Clinician resources for cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure management. Access evidence-based guidelines, templates, protocols, calculators, patient resources and videos. Supported by Queensland Health and the Heart Foundation.

      • Managing my heart health: At a glance record card Download
      • Download extra copies of the record card that comes with Managing my heart health

      • My heart, my life mobile app Download
      • Free mobile app helps you manage your medicines and health stats like blood pressure and cholesterol. Also learn about heart attack warning signs and what to do.

      • Reducing risk in heart disease summary guide, updated 2012 Download
      • Summary of our expert guide to clinical practice for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease - summary guide

      • Reducing risk in heart disease, updated 2012 Download
      • An expert guide to clinical practice for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease.

  4. D

    • Depression

      • A collaborative approach to supporting people with coronary heart disease and depression View online
      • A Mental Health professional Network webinar recording

      • Coronary heart disease, anxiety and depression Download
      • beyondbue fact sheet

      • Depression in patients with coronary heart disease: A practical tool for screening your patients, 2013 Download
      • Depression in patients with coronary heart disease: screening, referral and treatment, 2014 Download
      • Powerpoint presentation

      • Physical activity and depression, 2007 Download
      • Psychosocial risk factors for coronary heart disease consensus statement, 2013 Download
      • Medical Journal of Australia website

      • Psychosocial risk factors for coronary heart disease, 2014 Download
      • Powerpoint presentation

      • Screening, referral and treatment for depression in patients with coronary heart disease consensus statement, 2013 Download
      • Medical Journal of Australia website

    • Dietary fats

      • A review of the relationships between dietary fat and overweight/obesity, 2003 Download
      • Position statement on dietary fat and overweight/obesity, 2003 Download
      • Position statement references: Dietary fats and dietary sterols for cardiovascular health, 2009 Download
      • Position statement: Dietary fats and dietary sterols for cardiovascular health, 2009 Download
      • Q&A: Dietary fats and dietary cholesterol and heart health, 2009 Download
      • Summary of evidence: Dietary fats and dietary cholesterol for cardiovascular health, 2009 Download
  5. F

    • Food supply

      • A healthier serve: The Heart Foundation’s guide to healthier catering, Download
      • Rapid review of evidence: The supermarket as an environment for facilitating dietary behaviour change, 2012 Download
      • Australians and front of pack labelling. What we want, what we need, 2010 Download
      • Originally published in Food Australia 62 (7): 304-306, July 2010. Reproduced with permission

      • Rapid review of the evidence: Effectiveness of food reformulation as a strategy to improve population health, 2012 Download
      • Australians and front of pack labelling: What we want, what we need, Download
      • Spreads in the current Australian market: butter, dairy blends and margarine spreads, 2010 Download
      • Originally published in Food Australia 62 (10): 438-440, October 2010. Reproduced with permission.

      • Breads in the current Australian market: sodium and fibre content report Download
      • Originally published in Food Australia 62 (4): 134-136, April 2010. Reproduced with permission

      • Whole milk vs fat-modified milk in the current Australian market: a comparison of nutritional content and market share, 2010 Download
      • Originally published in Food Australia 62 (7): 304-306, July 2010. Reproduced with permission.

      • Front of pack labelling: an agreed public health position, 2009 Download
      • Nurtition labelling on menus in South Australia Download
      • Nutrition labelling on menus, 2010 Download
      • Rapid review of evidence: The need for nutrition labelling on menus, 2010 Download
  6. H

    • Healthy eating

    • Heart

    • Heart attack

      • CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Greek Download
      • Physical activity after heart attack and heart surgery Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Italian Download
      • CPR – DRSABCD Poster Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Italian Download
      • Recovering from a heart attack Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Macedonian Download
      • CPR – DRSABCD Wallet card Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Macedonian Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Vietnamese Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Mandarin Download
      • Heart attack Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Madnarin Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Arabic Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Spanish Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Arabic Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Spanish Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Cantonese Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Turkish Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Cantonese Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Turkish Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Croatian Download
      • WS Heart Attack Wallet Card Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Croatian Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - Vietnamese Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - English Download
      • Heart attack warning signs action plan - English Download
      • Heart attack warning signs poster Download
      • Will you recognise your heart attack - Greek Download
    • Heart translplants

      • Heart transplants and organ donations Download
    • Heart valve surgery

    • HIV

      • Cardiovascular wellness for people living with HIV Download
    • Hypercholesterolaemia

      • Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia, 2013 Download
    • Hypertension

      • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring position statement, 2002 Download
      • Heart Foundation in collaboration with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

      • Guidelines for the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism Download
      • Supplementary material to the Guide to management of hypertension 2008

      • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring position statement, updated 2011 Download
      • Update to the 2002 position statement by the Heart Foundation in collaboration with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia Journal of hypertension (subscription required)

      • Guidelines for the validation of home blood pressure measurement devices Download
      • Supplementary material to the Guide to management of hypertension 2008

      • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring test and results article Download
      • From the Australian Family Physician Vol. 40, No. 11, Nov 2011 877-880.

      • Hypertension treatment: a case study Download
      • Guide to management of hypertension 2008, updated 2010 Download
      • Assessing and managing raised blood pressure in adults

      • Lifestyle management of hypertension Download
      • Reproduced with permission from the Australian Prescriber 2008;31: 150-3

      • Guide to management of hypertension 2008, updated 2010: Acknowledgements Download
      • Lifestyle modification Download
      • A review of current Australian guidelines on lifestyle modification for people with hypertension, recommendations and further information Reproduced with permission from the Australian Prescriber 2008;31: 150-3

      • Guide to management of hypertension 2008, updated 2010: Quick reference guide Download
      • Salt and hypertension - information sheet for health professionals, 2007 Download
      • Guide to management of hypertension 2008, updated 2010: References Download
      • Self-measurement of blood pressure: a paper for health professionals, 1999 Download
      • Guide to management of hypertension slideshow Download
      • Teaching aid for health professionals, summarising current best practice in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of people with hypertension.

  7. P

  8. S

    • Sodium

      • Position statement: The relationships between dietary electrolytes and cardiovascular disease, 2006 Download
      • Q&As on dietary electrolytes and cardiovascular disease for health professionals, 2006 Download
      • Salt and hypertension - information sheet for health professionals, 2007 Download
      • Summary of evidence statement the relationships between dietary electrolytes and cardiovascular disease, 2006 Download
  9. W