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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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FAQs | Heart Foundation

Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and heart disease

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Heart conditions in women | Heart Foundation

Women can be diagnosed with a range of heart conditions that include angina, heart attack, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms

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Find a cardiac rehabilitation centre near you | The Heart Foundation

The Cardiac Services Directory helps you find a cardiac service near you.

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Exercises to do at home | The Heart Foundation

Simple exercises to do at home that will help keep you active during COVID-19.

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Heart procedures and devices | The Heart Foundation

If you have a heart condition, your doctor may recommend treatment or procedures. Find out what to expect from heart procedures and devices.

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Benefits of physical activity | Heart Foundation

Physical activity and exercise can do wonders for physical and mental health, including reducing your risk of heart disease. Read the benefits of physical activity.

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Support after a heart attack | The Heart Foundation

Many different thoughts may go through your head after a heart attack and you may be presented with complicated medical info. Know where to get support.

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Are you at risk of heart disease? | Heart Foundation

Think you may or may not be at risk of heart disease? Learn the key heart disease risk factors and what you can do about them now.

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BMI calculator

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How your heart works | The Heart Foundation

Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood to all parts of your body. The blood gives your body the oxygen and nourishment it needs to work properly.

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