Cardiovascular Articles

Chrystal Slater shares how a healthy diet can prevent and manage heart failure

Chrystal Slater is a registered dietician with 10 years’ experience in a…

Dr Julien Trokis on heart failure – from diagnosis to management

Dr Julien Trokis is a diabetologist, in practice at the Diabetes Care Centre,…

Heart Failure and How Exercise Can Help

Listen to Andrew Heilbrunn, head Bio-Kineticist at the Centre for Diabetes and…

Meet Raul

Who has lived with heart failure since birth.

Meet Chris

Who was diagnosed with heart failure several years ago.

Meet Gavin

Carer of his father, who is living with heart failure.

Living with Heart Failure

Keep a close eye on your symptoms Strategies for adjusting to life with heart…

Living with Heart Failure

Keep a close eye on your symptoms Strategies for adjusting to life with heart…

Living with Heart Failure

Keep a close eye on symptoms Strategies for adjusting to life with heart failure…

Living with Heart Failure

Keep a close eye on symptoms Strategies for adjusting to life with heart failure…

Diagnosis & managing heart failure

Having experience living with heart failure, you will be aware that there are…

Diagnosis & managing heart failure

If you think that someone you know is experiencing symptoms of heart failure,…

Diagnosis & managing heart failure

If you think that someone you know is experiencing symptoms of heart failure,…

Diagnosis & managing heart failure

The news of any serious diagnosis will always be tough to take at first. It may…

heart failure Conversation starters

It’s easy to leave the doctor’s office after an appointment and realise that…

Preventing Heart Failure

Reducing the risk Like a lot of illnesses, the risk of heart failure may be…

Causes & risk factors

Understanding the causes and risk factors of heart failure is an important first…

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Awareness of heart failure symptoms is dangerously low1. Seeing the signs Heart…

What is Heart Failure?

Understanding Heart Failure So, what is heart failure? It’s a fairly…

Causes & risk factors

Understanding the causes and risk factors of heart failure is an important first…

Causes & risk factors

Understanding the causes and risk factors of heart failure is an important first…

Causes & risk factors

Understanding the causes and risk factors of heart failure is an important first…

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Awareness of heart failure symptoms is dangerously low1. Keeping track You are…

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Awareness of heart failure symptoms is dangerously low1. Keeping track As…

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Awareness of heart failure symptoms is dangerously low1. Seeing the signs Heart…

What is Heart Failure?

Understanding Heart Failure So, what is heart failure? It’s a fairly…

About spotlight on heart failure

Heart failure impacts 64 million people around the world, and the number is…

Covid-19 and heart failure

COVID-19 AND HEART FAILURE Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s…

Challenging heart failure

Let’s challenge heart failure, together. If you or someone you love has heart…

Impact on society

The social impact The global cost of heart failure was estimated to be $108…

How common is Heart failure?

Just how big of a problem is heart failure? Of all adults aged 40 and older, one…

Take Care of you Heart

Learn how to change your path Certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of…

Recognise the symptoms of heart failure

Heart failure can be difficult to recognise because the signs of the disease…

What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is… a condition that happens when the heart can’t adequately…

What causes heart failure and how is it diagnosed?

What causes heart failure? Several conditions can increase the likelihood of…

Focus on oats fibre to lower cholesterol

Keeping your heart healthy requires a healthy blood cholesterol level. Research…

Benefits of monounsaturated fat

Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats found in olive oil, avocados, and certain…

Cholesterol Lowering food

What are Plant Sterols and stanols? Plant sterols and stanols are…

My heart is failing – I am not

There are 64 million people in the world who have heart failure. But the more we…

Getting started with daily exercise

Andrew Heilbrunn, head biokineticist (or clinical exercise specialist) at the…

Why we don’t exercise

We live in an age of quick fixes, rapid results and instant gratification, where…

Why we should exercise

Benefits of exercise for your heart and for your health in general:

How to get moving

The only way for an inactive, (or previously active person), to adopt a new…

Foods High In fibre

What is Fibre? Many of us associate fibre with digestive health and bodily…

Cholesterol in South Africa

A survey of high cholesterol levels in South Africa (total cholesterol greater…

How to increase HDL Cholesterol

If you are eager to increase high density lipoprotein, otherwise known as HDL…

The difference between HDL (GOOD) & LDL (BAD) Cholesterols

Cholesterol is a fatty substance which means it does not dissolve in our…

What is Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of lipid or fat which is a waxy material that is…

Common medications for cholesterol

Statins block the production of cholesterol in the liver itself. They lower LDL…

Treatment for Cholesterol

You have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and would like to know how to…

How Cholesterol causes heart disease

It is only when there is too much bad cholesterol in your blood…

How High Cholesterol is Diagnosed

High cholesterol itself does not cause any symptoms; so many people are unaware…

Living with Cholesterol

The different pillars associated with treating high cholesterol include…

Cholesterol food facts

Milk: Many of us have already made the switch from whole milk to some kind of…

How to make your kitchen a low-fat kitchen

Committing to a low-fat lifestyle means making some changes in our kitchens. But…

The cholesterol lowering effects of dietary fibre

Increasing dietary fibre has been recommended as a way to lower cholesterol…

High Cholesterol - Are you at risk

It’s the question on everyone’s mind as they get older and become aware of…

How does dietary fibre lower cholesterol

Dietary fiber is found exclusively in plant foods. It serves as the structural…

The importance of exercise for CVRM

Have you taken your daily dosage of exercise? People who are active daily live…

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