Conditions and treatments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia, with 45,600 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2011. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes Here is a short list of commonly seen cardiac and related conditions and symptoms, with brief summaries, to reinforce and explain the information given to you by your doctor. The information provided is for general educational purposes only. Speak to Dr. Kypraios or your GP about your specific concerns.


The content on this website is intended only as a guide, for educational purposes only, and as a service to our valued patients. It is never a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your GP or specialist regarding any medical questions about symptoms or medical conditions or treatments.

Atrial Fibrillation
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and Cardiac Arrest
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Screening for and Prevention of Heart Disease
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
Diseases of the Aorta
Alcohol and the Heart
Congestive Cardiac Failure (‘CCF’ or ‘Heart Failure’)
Athlete’s Heart
Vasovagal Syncope (Neurocardiogenic Syncope, fainting)