Resources and links

There is so much information available about Cardiovascular Disease and you will find a few helpful resources below.

Cardiovascular disease is a collective term for heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases, which includes:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) including myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, revascularisation procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Non-haemorrhagic stroke
  • Peripheral arterial diseases
CVD Risk Management

CVD risk caulcator
Absolute cardiovascular disease risk management - quick guide for health professionals
Smoking cessation algorithm - RACGP
Guide to management of hypertension in adults 2016

Health professional resources - Chronic Heart Failure

pdf Heart failure assessment form (282 KB)

Patient resources - Chronic Heart Failure

pdf Heart failure information sheet (304 KB) - SESLHD
pdf Heart failure action plan (228 KB) - SESLHD
pdf Daily weight chart (214 KB) - SESLHD
pdf Eat less sodium (salt) (605 KB) - SESLHD
pdf 1000ml Flud restriction (193 KB) - SESLHD
pdf 1200ml Fluid restriction (193 KB) - SESLHD
pdf 1500ml Fluid restriction (193 KB) - SESLHD

Patient resources - Other

Chronic Heart Failure - the facts - information from the Heart Foundation covering the Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure

Aboriginal Health Resources - information from the Heart Foundation about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and heart disease, including statistics and resources

pdf Living well with chronic heart failure (1.24 MB) - Heart foundation booklet with detailed information about heart failure symptoms, heart medications and heart health resources

Get Active - Heart Foundation information about how to bring more physical activity into your life

Information in your language - Heart Foundation information about heart attacks, chronic heart failure, women and heart disease, and living a healthy lifestyle in numerous community languages - including Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Turkish and Vietnamese


Here you will find informative videos to help you learn about heart disease and what to do if you think you're having a heart attack.

It's OK to call - National Heart Foundation video explaining the importance of calling Triple 0 if you think you're having a heart attack

Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - a series of four videos focusing on personal stories

Managing heart disease for life - a short video from the Heart Foundation

'I wish I could have my heart attack again' - 45 second video from the Heart Foundation (please be aware this is video is rated M)

Six Steps to Cardiac Recovery - a series of heart foundation videos in various community languages including Arabic, Croation, Greek and Hindi.