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September 23, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure

Getting your blood pressure checked is one of the best things you can do for your health because high blood pressure can cause serious problems without any obvious warning signs.

September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is a heart bypass operation?

If you have blocked coronary arteries, your doctor may recommend a heart bypass operation to create new pathways for those arteries to deliver blood to your heart.

September 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Looking after yourself after a heart attack

Leaving hospital is just the beginning of your recovery from a heart attack. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on to live healthy, productive lives. But after one heart attack, unfortunately you’re at increased risk of another. Here are some tips to help you feel better - and stay well - into the future.

August 19, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart smart watches

If you look closely, you will see them on people’s wrists everywhere. Smart watches or fitness trackers claim to count your steps, measure your sleep, calculate calories, document your heart rate, and now, some even test your heart function with an ECG.

December 4, 2018| Epworth News /

Extra special Christmas lunch for cardiac patients

The 2018 HeartSmart Christmas Lunch at Leonda on the Yarra was extra special with Tour de France cyclist, Matt Keenan acting as MC and a family sharing their personal story of a 'chain of survival'.

July 26, 2016| Epworth News /

Cardiac diagnostic services now available at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong delivers comprehensive, expert cardiac and cardiothoracic diagnostics, treatment and care.

Services include:

  • tests essential to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart disease and rhythm disturbances

  • analysis of heart rhythm and blood pressure

June 27, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Getting to the heart of breathlessness

Breathlessness from exertion in exercise is quite normal, until it is not. Many people experience a marked change in their breathing at some stage in their lives. Goodness Me finds out what to look out for and when to seek medical help if you are experiencing breathlessness.

June 7, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Managing the risk of stroke

A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly disrupted. Without blood flow, the brain is starved of oxygen and cells quickly die. Goodness Me explores ways of managing the risk of stroke.

May 25, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

I can feel my heartbeat: Heart palpitations explained

Can you feel your heart pounding in your chest? You may be getting heart palpitations. Goodness Me talks to an expert and looks at what to consider when you feel your heart marching to the beat of a different drum.

April 9, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart events and depression: Understanding the link

A staggering one in five people will go on to develop depression after a heart event. This can affect their ability to make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain their health. 

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

What makes you tick?

One of the latest advancements in the area of coronary artery disease is the use of bio-absorbable stents. This new technology is an alternative to coronary artery by-pass, whereby clogged arteries are replaced by grafting an artery from another part of the body so the coronary arteries can function effectively.