Over 700,000 Australians live with coronary heart disease. One Australian will suffer a heart attack every 10 minutes, it is the nation's biggest killer of men and women.
Heart disease kills women
In Australia, heart disease will kill three times as many women as breast cancer. Heart disease is often silent with no warning signs before a devastating heart attack. To protect yourself from heart disease find out about the signs and symptoms of a heart attacks. It could save your life.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia has developed a range of videos and personal stories to raise awareness for women of the signs and symptoms of heart disease. For more personal stories visit www.invisiblevisible.org.au.
Impact of smoke exposure on heart and lung conditions
People with heart or lung conditions (such as asthma) are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke from fires. Their symptoms can be worse at lower smoke concentrations compared to other people.
Learn about the steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect your health.
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