Heart HQ: International Women’s Day

Heart HQ – Episode 24: International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we reflect on an earlier podcast they recorded about women and cardiovascular disease.

We discuss the top 5 things to consider when it comes to women and heart disease:

  1. More than 5% of Australian women over the age of 18 report having one heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular disease.
  2. Cardiovascular disease among women is more common than cancer.
  3. Lifestyle (diet, exercise and weight management) is very important when it comes to prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.
  4. Indigenous women are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease than non-indigenous women.
  5. Women often present with atypical symptoms.


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BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP FCSANZ. Stuart is an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist. He has a special interest in treating complex and previously untreatable coronary artery disease, and a passion for distal radial artery access for coronary angiography and stenting.

After completing his training in Brisbane and Perth with an interventional cardiology fellowship, he returned to paradise to take up cardiology consulting at various local hospitals and now is a director of HeartHQ.

MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ. Peter is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with various special interests including coronary angioplasty and stenting, endovascular procedures and structural heart interventions. He studied and trained in Queensland and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Diagnosis in Boston, MA.

Peter returned home to become Director of Cardiology at Sunshine Coast Hospital, before becoming a founding partner and managing director of HeartHQ

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