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Salix for Patients

See your heart-health future

*This is not an emergency service. If you are experiencing persistent chest pain, pain or tingling in your arms or other areas of your upper body, shortness of breath or irregular heartbeat, call an ambulance (dial 000 in Australia)*

Stable chest pain (or angina pectoris) is the term used to describe discomfort from coronary artery disease. It occurs when the heart muscle does not get the oxygen it needs to function correctly. Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) is caused when plaque builds up inside the arteries. High risk plaque, also referred to as vulnerable plaque, is most prone to rupture and block an artery. This blockage can lead to a heart attack.

There are various tests available to detect coronary artery disease biomarkers which a healthcare professional will guide a patient through if they have suspected coronary heart disease. These tests help clinicians determine the severity of a patient's coronary artery disease and, therefore, the best treatment plan for them.

Talk to your clinician about your heart health. See your future of heart health.

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