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Get heart attack recovery emails

The Heart Foundation has designed a series of emails to help people who've had heart attacks (and their loved ones) through their recovery.

Have you or someone you care about had a heart attack?

The Heart Foundation has designed a series of emails to help people who've had heart attacks (and their loved ones) through their recovery.

We'll send you tips and advice on medicines, healthy eating, exercise and emotional health. Plus we'll help you develop a recovery action plan and show you stories of people who've had an experience like yours.

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Pauline is a nurse and shares advice for young people who have had a heart event or are recovering from surgery....

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Action Plans

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Alcohol action plan

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Heart health information in your language

A selection of heart health information brochures in a range languages...

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Being a carer for a heart attack patient

Being a carer for a heart attack patient

Your role as a carer for a heart attack patient is an important one – explore some useful things to know....

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Cardiac arrest at 26: adjusting to a new ‘normal’

Cardiac arrest at 26: adjusting to a new ‘normal’

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What is a heart attack?

What is a heart attack?

The most common cause of a heart attack is coronary heart disease....

Blood pressure action plan

Blood pressure action plan

Key steps that can help you manage your blood pressure....

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What is cardiac rehab?

What is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehab is proven to keep you out of hospital and reduce your risk of death from heart conditions....

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From diagnosis at 37 to heart surgery, rehab and now

From diagnosis at 37 to heart surgery, rehab and now

Claude Lam, Open heart surgery survivor...

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Find a cardiac rehabilitation service near you

This cardiac services directory presents information on cardiac rehab programs offered across Australia....

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Cardiac rehabilitation information for health professionals

Useful cardiac rehabilitation resources for health professionals....

Daniel's cardiac arrest helped him discover another problem

Daniel's cardiac arrest helped him discover another problem

Daniel's cardiac arrest helped him discover another problem

Dan was six minutes into his treadmill session when his heart stopped beating....

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Cholesterol and triglycerides action plan

Key steps that can help you manage your cholesterol and triglyceride levels....

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Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Driving and travelling after a heart attack

Explore our guide for driving and heart attack recovery. ...

Davina overcomes the shock of a lifetime to recover from a traumatic heart story

Davina overcomes the shock of a lifetime to recover from a traumatic heart story

Davina overcomes the shock of a lifetime to recover from a traumatic heart story

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Diabetes action plan

Diabetes action plan

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

Feelings and emotions after a heart attack

This is a guide to how you might be feeling after a heart attack. ...

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Debbie's heart story

Debbie's heart story

Debbie decided to give cardiac rehab a go and hasn’t looked back since. ...

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Sorting out your finances after a heart attack

Explore how to manage your financial concerns after a heart attack. ...

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Cardiac arrest at 33: the challenges of restarting your life

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Eating healthy foods can help you recover and reduce your risk of more heart problems. ...

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Gerry had heart attack warning signs on his dream holiday.

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Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

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Psychological and social health action plan

Key steps that can help you manage your emotional health....

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Heart attack recovery – your first month

Explore the Heart Foundation’s guide on what to expect in the first month after your heart attack. ...

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Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Get the facts on quitting and how it can help you recover. ...

The Heart Collective

The Heart Collective

The Heart Collective

Supporting women who are living with a heart condition....

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Heart procedures and devices

Heart procedures and devices

If you have a heart condition, your doctor may recommend treatment or procedures...

Helen's heart story

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Helen's heart story

It wasn’t until Helen's second heart attack that she realised the importance of exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet....

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

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Physical activity after a heart attack

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Discover what you need to know about being active after a heart attack....

Margaret's heart story

Margaret's heart story

Margaret's heart story

Margaret was young, fit and otherwise healthy but suffered a major heart attack that could have devastated her life...

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Explore some useful things to know about intimacy after a heart attack....

Norm discovered he was at risk of a major heart attack just in the nick of time

Norm discovered he was at risk of a major heart attack just in the nick of time

Norm discovered he was at risk of a major heart attack just in the nick of time

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Returning to work after a heart attack

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Our range of clinical and patient support resources are available for you to use in your daily practice....

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Meditation helped Grant recover from his heart attack

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