The term dyspnoea describes the feeling of difficulty with breathing, often described as feeling short of breath. There are various types of dyspnoea, described by the situation that led to it: Exertional dyspnoea refers to shortness of breath when doing a physical activity, such as walking or running Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea refers to shortness of […]Read More What is dyspnoea?
Heart failure is a term used to describe a broad range of conditions that all share similar symptoms and signs. At the core, these conditions all involve one key principle: the heart’s function cannot match the body’s requirements.Read More What is heart failure?
When you have coronary artery disease, blockages made up of plaque narrow down or completely block the coronary arteries, reducing the blood supply (ischaemia) or causing a heart attack. To prevent this damage, we can insert a stent to push the blockage out of the way and get blood flow back.Read More What is a stent?
Having heart disease comes in many different forms, but in general there are four main categories in adults – coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmia.Read More What is heart disease?
A pericardial effusion means you have an excess of fluid around the heart, which can push on the heart itself and cause problems.Read More What is a pericardial effusion?
Considering that heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Australia, it’s important you know what the symptoms are so it can be picked up early. Although it can be a dramatic event, many patients ignore their symptoms for a long time because it isn’t severe enough – sometimes leaving it too late.Read More What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
ECG stands for electrocardiogram, a simple non-invasive test that tells us about what your heart is doing.Read More What is an ECG?