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Heart health

Good heart health is essential for your overall health.

Your cardiovascular system includes your heart and blood vessels (veins and arteries). Your heart pumps blood and delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.

A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the leading cause of death in women in Australia.

Learn more about cardiovascular disease, how the disease differs for women and what you can do to look after your heart.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term that includes heart disease, stroke and blood vessel disease. Learn more about CVD, including symptoms, causes, risk factors and how the disease differs between women and men. Read more
There are lots of things you can do to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Learn more about how a healthy diet, regular physical activity and heart health checks can help. Read more

This con­tent has been reviewed by a group of med­ical sub­ject mat­ter experts, in accor­dance with Jean Hailes pol­i­cy.