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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. 

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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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New partnership with White Candles

It’s World Heart Day this week. And, at the Heart Research Institute, we are excited to celebrate by announcing our new partnership with White Candles. 

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New stent gamechanger for patients

A new stent, which dissolves in the heart after fixing blocked arteries, is now more easily accessible to Australians. Dr Sanjay Patel, cardiologist and HRI Cell Therapeutics Group Leader spoke to Gabriella Rogers at Channel 9. 

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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.