Heart Research Australia funds research that aims to identify new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent heart disease – Australia's number one killer.
Heart Research Australia funds:
- two academic Chairs of Cardiology, in association with the University of Sydney: the Chair of Cardiology (Professor Helge Rasmussen) and Chair of Preventative Cardiology (Professor Geoffrey Tofler)
- several PhD scholarships in heart research
- The Department of Cardiology's North Shore Cardiovascular Education Centre, which offers rehabilitation and education for heart patients
- infrastructure, such as specialist research equipment.
- specialist research support staff
As medical research is extremely expensive and time-consuming, and funding scarce, the priority of our research program is seed-funding for researchers so they can investigate innovative ideas, primarily derived from their clinical experience as cardiologists.
Between 1997 and 2004, we helped fund two internationally recognised pilot studies that have cut heart-attack mortality rates at Royal North Shore Hospital from 30% to a world beating 2%.
Some of the current studies researchers are investigating include:
- Novel treatments of cardiovascular disease
- Repairing hearts with stem cells
- Bereavement and heart health
- Improving heart function in preterm babies
- Plaque build-up in vein grafts
Many of these lifesaving ideas would go unexplored without your support.
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