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released: 5 May 2004 author: AIHW media release

This publication presents the latest facts and figures on cardiovascular disease and its impact on the Australian community. It is the third report in a series by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease. Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Heart Foundation of Australia, this is a comprehensive source of information covering patterns of cardiovascular health and illness among Australians, their associated risk factors, treatment and management of the disease. This valuable compilation will be relevant to the broader community as well as policy makers, health professionals and researchers interested in cardiovascular health.

ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978 1 74024376 6; Cat. no. CVD 27; 152pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  1. Preliminary material (193K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Acknowledgements
    • Highlights (98K PDF)
  2. Sections
    1. Introduction (272K PDF)
    2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    3. The diseases (532K PDF)
      • Overview of heart, stroke and vascular diseases
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Stroke
      • Heart failure (316K PDF)
      • Peripheral vascular disease
      • Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
      • Congenital heart diseases
    4. Risk factors and associated conditions for heart, stroke and vascular diseases (364K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Insufficient physical activity
      • Poor nutrition
      • Alcohol consumption
      • High blood pressure (503K PDF)
      • High blood cholesterol
      • Overweight
      • Diabetes
      • Kidney (renal) failure
    5. Treatment and care (356K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • General practice care
      • Drug treatment
      • Procedures in hospital
      • Rehabilitation and secondary prevention
    6. Appendixes (222K PDF)
      • Methods and data sources
      • Abbreviations
      • Symbols

Recommended citation

AIHW 2004. Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004. Cardiovascular disease series no. 22. Cat. no. CVD 27. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467598>.

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