Lead Researchers: Prof Helge Rasmussen, Dr Chia-Chi Liu Heart muscle damage and heart failure is a serious side effect of cancer treatments, and it is not uncommon that the life expectancy of cancer patients is limited due to heart disease induced by the cancer treatment, rather than by the cancer itself. While very effective against
Lead Researchers: Prof Gemma Figtree, Dr Kristen Bubb Professor Figtree’s team have established a large cohort study of patients who are at risk, or suffering from coronary artery disease. Patients volunteer, and consent to contribute a blood sample and their de-identified data to the study, allowing the team to study new mechanisms of coronary artery
A recent collaborative study led by Heart Research Australia’s Professor Gemma Figtree,, has found that there is an increasing proportion of heart attack patients without any standard risk factors, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking.
The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has found. Published recently in Internal Medicine Journal, this is the first study to report an association between respiratory infections such as pneumonia, influenza and bronchitis and increased risk of heart attack
Dr Kristen Bubb’s loss of a loved one due to heart disease inspired her to follow a career in heart research.
World-first research led by Heart Research Australia Chair Professor Geoffrey Tofler suggests the risk of a heart attack in early bereavement may be reduced by using commonly used preventative medications in a novel and innovative way.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, our researchers have secured several large funding grants and fellowships to continue their life-saving research.
Members of the Heart Research Australia research team participated in the world’s premier cardiovascular research meeting in America last year.