Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today. Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today.

Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today.

Heart attacks can strike anywhere and at any time.
The research done today could save the lives of my four children. The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

Janelle's family has a history of heart disease. Today’s research is tomorrow’s cure.
If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody.

If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody.

Early detection can mean the difference between life and death.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

are around twice as likely to be affected by heart disease than other Australians

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Prevention

90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Did you know?
Australian women are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. 1
63% of Australians are overweight or obese. 2
Heart disease now affects 1 in every 6 Australians and 2 out of 3 families. 3

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1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010. Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia. Cardiovascular disease series no. 33. Cat. no. CVD 49. Canberra: AIHW. 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of ABS 'Microdata: Australian Health Survey, Core Content—Risk Factors and Selected Health Conditions, 2011–12'. 
3 Heart Foundation Australia 2013. Data and Statistics.