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Heart Research Australia

Since our inception as the North Shore Heart Research Foundation in 1986, we have been motivated by one goal: to reduce the devastating impact of heart disease on the community. In partnership with our supporters, we fund pioneering, first-stage research that aims to identify new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cardiovascular disease – Australia’s biggest killer.

As first stage research does not qualify for government funding, financial support from Heart Research Australia is crucial if these innovative concepts are to be translated into life-saving outcomes.

An outstanding example of the long term benefits created through our research is the ETAMI (Early Triage of Acute Myocardial infarction) procedure for heart attack victims. The program has dramatically cut heart attack mortality rates from 30% to 2% at Royal North Shore Hospital, and is now used as a model of best practise around Australia.

Leaving a gift in your Will to Heart Research Australia, is one of the most valuable ways to ensure that medical breakthroughs like this will continue for the benefit of future generations.

Thanks to a major bequest in 2003, Heart Research Australia was able to fund a Chair of Cardiology at Royal North Shore Hospital, which is currently held by Professor Helge Rasmussen.

Professor Rasmussen has developed a treatment which in recent trials, has proven effective in reversing the debilitating symptoms of chronic heart failure. The ability to encourage our researchers to pursue innovative, outside-of-the-box ideas like this, is largely thanks to the thoughtful generosity of those people who have entrusted us with gifts, both large and small, in their Wills. We would be honoured if you placed your trust in us as well.

Heart Research Australia Offices

Rosemary Carrick
02 9436 0056

New South Wales, 2065

ABN: 62 002 839 072