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The world's first human heart transplant was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, by surgeon Christiaan Barnard, on 3 December 1967. The 'new' heart functioned normally until the recipient's death from double pneumonia 18 days after the historic operation.

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I don’t like to write negative blogs But I also don’t like to sugar-coat things. Especially when it is as serious as you having a heart attack. As a cardiologist, I speak to people every day about their heart. Many who thought they were in the low-risk category are shocked to find out that isn’t the case. As I always say, Prevention is better than a cure.

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As a member of The Healthy Heart Network, we walk you through the 5 steps to improving your heart health and provide you with all the tools and information you need to maintain it. Plus, for a limited time, every new member receives over $900 worth of bonus resources to help them on their journey to a healthier heart.

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Too many Australians die every day from heart disease. Most would be preventable if they had the correct information and resources, which we provide in The Healthy Heart Network. Reduce your risk of becoming a statistic

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It is perfectly normal if you are, especially if any of the following relate to you: You have a family history of heart disease or other heart-related conditions. You have high cholesterol. You have high blood pressure. You are overweight (although being fit and healthy doesn’t guarantee you won’t have a sudden heart attack). You are over 50 and want to look after your health as you age. Or you have read the statistics such as one Australian dies every 28 minutes from heart disease, and you want to do everything you can to reduce your risk.

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My name is Sue and I have followed you since the start. Most of this time I have been living in Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia but recently returned to Australia permanently due to my Husband having some health issues and we now living in Brisbane. Which brings me to you! My Father died several years ago of heart disease. He was a heavy smoker, lack of exercise and although at the time his diet was probably considered to be healthy whereas today it wouldn’t cut it (in my eyes anyway). He had 2 brothers who consequently died of heart disease also. All three of them were in their early 60’s.

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Hi Warrick, greetings from Western Australia, where we're starting to get to Spring. Lots of flowers, and the nectarines are looking good for the year, and we hope it will be a wonderful year.

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COVID-19 and heart disease are not happy bedfellows but they can become companionable. As the pandemic rolls on, it is apparent that older people and those with comorbidities are more at risk than others. Those comorbidities include conditions related to long-term elevated cholesterol levels, such as previous heart attack or previous stroke. These raise concerns around how best to approach living in a virus-infected world.

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The two words, 'heart failure', send a spark of fear through the healthiest of people. What most people hear are the words 'heart attack' and, even in today's world of medical marvels, they spell F-E-A-R. Yet, those are two very different conditions.

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Do you know your risk of heart attack?... Heart disease is the number one killer in the Western World and can be prevented in many cases. Being fit and healthy is no guarantee that the arteries in your heart are in good shape. We believe you can prevent a heart attack. We can put in place strategies to reduce risk. We can literally plan to change your future... Take the free test online with immediate results on what to do next.

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