Health conditions

Heart health (cardiovascular)

The cardiovascular system relates to your heart and the blood vessels that move blood around your body.

The blood pumped through your heart supplies vital oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is important for your heart health. This includes maintaining a healthy diet and exercising.

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Listen to our podcast (external site) with Fiona Stanley Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp about how to maintain a healthy heart, recognise when something's not right and what to do when things go wrong.

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About the heart
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Heart conditions
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Risk factors

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Procedures and tests
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    Living with a heart condition

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    Keeping your heart healthy