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Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting Australia’s biggest killer, heart disease.

Right now, 580,000 Australians are living with heart disease and each year, more than 57,000 Australians experience a heart attack.

For more than 60 years, the organisation has led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. The Heart Foundation invests in world-class cardiovascular research and works to improve heart disease prevention and care.

The Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue its work in research, education and health promotion.

Vision and mission

The Heart Foundation fights for an Australia free of heart disease. The organisation’s work focuses on prevention, support and research to improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians.

How the Heart Foundation can help

The Heart Foundation fights for all Australian hearts by:

  • delivering support for people living with heart disease
  • funding life-saving heart research
  • guiding health professionals on preventing and treating heart disease
  • providing access to resources and education materials about making heart-healthy choices
  • advocating to government and industry to improve heart heatlh in Australia

Helpline

People can call to speak with a qualified health professional and access free, personalised information and support across living with heart disease, reducing heart disease risk, caring for someone with heart disease and more.

Call 131112 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm AEST

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Last reviewed: January 2020

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Medication after a heart attack | Heart Foundation

Medication after a heart attack | Heart Foundation

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Learning that heart disease can strike at any age | The Heart Foundation

Anthony is a 30-year-old shift worker whose day took a dramatic turn after he started experiencing significant chest pains and an elevated heart rate.

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What is angina | Heart Foundation 

Angina is not a disease and those with it can live a long and active life. Find out more about angina symptoms, treatment, and management.

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Smoking and your heart I Heart Foundation

Smoking affects the vessels that supply blood to your heart and other parts of your body. It reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood and damages blood vessel walls.

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What is a heart health check | The Heart Foundation

Heart Health Checks can detect issues with your heart health. Coronary heart disease is usually the underlying cause of a heart attack, which is Australia’s number one cause of death

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Heart attack recovery – first month | The Heart Foundation

A heart attack can be a life-changing event. Find out what to expect from your recovery in the first month after your heart attack. Read our guide.

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Physical activity blueprint | The Heart Foundation

Australians don’t exercise enough, with far-reaching implications. The Heart Foundation’s Blueprint for an active Australia is designed to get people moving.

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Arrhythmia | Heart Foundation

Heart arrhythmias are a range of conditions, which have a range of outcomes. Explore information about arrhythmia treatments, diagnosis and more now.

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Healthy Eating to Protect Your Heart | The Heart Foundation

Having a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your heart and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Read more now.

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Five foods to help lower blood pressure

One the easiest steps you can take to prevent high blood pressure is choosing healthy foods.

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