Heart conditions

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Find out about heart conditions, how they’re diagnosed and what can be done about them.


An abnormal heart rhythm is called an arrhythmia. Read more

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) of your heart. Read more

Heart attack treatment

Learn how heart attacks are treated by health professionals, what happens in hospital and questions to ask your doctor.

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease happens when your coronary arteries get narrower and reduce the blood flow to the heart. Read more


Angina is pain or discomfort that happens when your heart can't get enough blood and oxygen. Read more

Heart attack

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

Heart failure

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

Rheumatic heart disease

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

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