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Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription Physical fitness is a strong predictor of cardiac events. How fit we are is partly determined by our genetic make-up, but it is also important to remember that our fitness can be modified through structured activity, or...
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Breathlessness Breathlessness is a common symptom of heart disease. Anyone who has experienced it knows that can be an uncomfortable and frustrating sensation. Being short of breath uses a large amount of energy so after a bout of breathlessness, you may feel very...
Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue Fatigue or tiredness is a complex symptom, and there can be many reasons why you may feel tired. Fatigue results from an inability to produce energy efficiently. This can come as a result of doing too much and building up waste products in your body which is...
Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue Fatigue or tiredness is a complex symptom, and there can be many reasons why you may feel tired. Fatigue results from an inability to produce energy efficiently. This can come as a result of doing too much and building up waste products in your body which is...
Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart In order to understand the disease process of the heart it is important we first take a look at the basic anatomy of the heart and how it functions ie the anatomy and workings of the heart. Your heart is about the size of your fist....
Balance

Balance

Interesting facts about balance Did you know that One of the most common reasons those over 65 visit a healthcare professional is because of problems with balance? Loss of balance raises your risk of falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for those over the...
Recovering from Cardiac Surgery

Recovering from Cardiac Surgery

Recovery from Cardiac Surgery Recovering from cardiac surgery can be challenging and these unusual times can have added challenges.  With the very short length of stay in hospital after the procedure it can seem a little overwhelming once you get home.  There are a...
Blood Results

Blood Results

   What do blood test results mean?  From time to time your GP or cardiologist may perform a full blood test to influence their decision making in relation to your treatment and/or medication. There is quite a bit of information in the results.  Below are some...
Stroke and fatigue

Stroke and fatigue

Fatigue associated with stroke is unusual in that it does not go away simply by resting. There can be many causes of this fatigue but as of yet, it is poorly understood. There are a number of factors to consider in relation to fatigue post-stroke. Firstly, your entire...
Heart failure

Heart failure

  We received many questions after this webinar related to heart failure and so we’ve put together alist of the most frequently asked questions to provide you with further information on heart failure. Why do I feel so tired? Heart failure is a syndrome that...
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