Find out about heart conditions, how they’re diagnosed and what can be done about them.
Angina is pain or discomfort that happens when your heart can't get enough blood and oxygen. Read more
An abnormal heart rhythm is called an arrhythmia. Read more
Atrial fibrillation is a type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) of your heart. Read more
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. It affects any age group and is a serious lifelong condition. Read more
Chronic heart failure is a very serious condition. Unfortunately there’s no cure, but your doctor or health practitioner can help you manage the problems it causes and improve your quality of life. Read more
Coronary heart disease happens when your coronary arteries get narrower and reduce the blood flow to the heart. Read more
A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart. Read more
If you have acute rheumatic fever and it’s not treated, it can lead to rheumatic heart disease. For information about rheumatic heart disease and its prevention and treatment, visit the RHDAustralia website.
There are 2 types of stroke: ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke. For information about stroke, and its prevention and treatment, visit the Stroke Foundation website.