Clinical Services > Cardiology

No need to wait for chest pain diagnosis

10 September, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Assessment times for patients presenting with chest pains can be safely reduced, easing pressure on often overcrowded emergency departments.


Non-physician care reduces heart disease and stroke risk

04 September, 2019

In the 'Hope 4' trial, care was led by non-physician health workers using a computer tablet to help decision-making, working closely with physicians.


Giving new meaning to heartburn

07 June, 2019

A man's chest caught on fire during emergency heart surgery after a dry surgical pack ignited.


IVF link to heart failure

31 May, 2019

Women who conceive via IVF are five times more likely to experience heart failure than women who conceive naturally, according to a new study.


Joint supplement protects heart?

16 May, 2019

New research suggesting that joint supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events has been met with scepticism by Australian experts.


New stroke treatment results in full recovery

08 May, 2019

Researchers have found that by doubling the length of time that clot-busing drugs are used after a stroke, more patients make a full recovery.


Atrial fibrillation is the new epidemic

03 May, 2019

Atrial fibrillation has overtaken heart attack and heart failure as the major cause of cardiovascular hospitalisation.


Skipping meals increases risk for heart attack survivors

26 April, 2019

Heart attack survivors who skip breakfast or eat dinner close to bedtime are four to five times more likely to die, have another heart attack or have angina.


Shiftwork increases heart disease risk

08 April, 2019

A major study has found that shiftworkers are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than daytime workers.


Blood test used to ID heart attacks is flawed

22 March, 2019

The test, given to potential heart attack patients admitted to hospital, could be misleading and lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.


Eggs are bad for your heart — it's no yolk

18 March, 2019

A major long-term study has found that eggs do increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Researchers recommend eating fewer eggs — but not giving them up.


Over 40 and male? Start doing push-ups

28 February, 2019

Middle-aged men able to do 40 push-ups are at low risk of a cardiovascular event. Indeed, push-ups are more effective than treadmills at identifying CVD risk.


Thousands of heart patients at high risk of second event

26 February, 2019

Report: Patients who've had a heart attack are twice as likely to die prematurely compared to the general population, in part due to sub-optimal care.


Over 70? Avoid unnecessary aspirin

21 September, 2018

A landmark Australian-led trial has found that doctors should not prescribe low-dose daily aspirin to the elderly unless there is a clear medical benefit.


Bring the pressure down: new pill reduces hypertension

15 August, 2018

A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.


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