Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Australian women.

Women's Heart Health: Don't go breaking my heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Australian women. In fact, heart disease kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Sadly, an Australian woman dies from heart disease every hour - learn more about the preventative strategies and unique sign & symptom presentations of CVD in women.
Write your awesome label here.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the bigger picture on women's cardiovascular health, from the increasing female specific risk factors, lack of physical activity for women and misunderstanding of women's health health risk. 
1 - Women & Heart Disease, the stats. Find out why women are less likely to have a heart health check up, or be misdiagnosed? 

2 - Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and unique factors for women that every practitioner should know. 

3 - Screening for Heart Disease in Women (inc. stroke, AF, MI, atherosclerotic changes and heart failure)

4 - Women & Physical Activity - optimal exercise prescription for each cardiovascular condition and physical activity trends.

5 - Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise for cardiac health, how to keep our hearts younger, healthy and long term reduce risks for all heart complications!

Course Lessons

Meet the instructor

Elizabeth Calleja 

Senior Advisor, Physical Activity, National Heart Foundation of Australia 

Elizabeth is an experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has over 15 years experience working as a clinician in cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure settings.As the Senior Advisor, Physical Activity at the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Elizabeth oversees the advocacy and key messages for exercise and physical activity for Australians at risk of and with cardiovascular disease.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Created with