Most cases of heart failure in hospitals could have been avoided

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It is estimated that a patient with heart failure is admitted to hospital every 8 minutes. Image by pxhere.

According to statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, more than 60,000 hospital admissions for heart failure could have been prevented. Around 100,000 Australians live with a heart failure condition. Medical practitioners and organisations are helping out to raise awareness about checking up our hearts. The Heart Foundation, for instance, released a set of videos explaining what a heart failure is and more information on treatments and symptoms.

Although older Australians are most at risk, heart failure can also affect younger generations. Alexander Tate, a part-time student in Brisbane who was diagnosed with heart failure in 2011, and received a heart transplant in 2018.

 

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