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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

Programs, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: January 2020

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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.

Read more on Heart Foundation website

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.

Read more on Heart Foundation website

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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9 food and heart health myths, busted | The Heart Foundation

There are lots of myths out there around food and heart health. Read nine of the top myths we bust, and how you can follow a heart healthy diet.

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Mental health and heart disease | Heart Foundation

Having a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, can have a negative impact on your heart health and increase your risk of heart disease.

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Heart failure resources for patients | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has developed resources to help doctors educate patients regarding heart failure.

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Blood pressure and your heart | Heart Foundation

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Luckily, a healthy lifestyle and getting regular blood pressure checks can help manage it.

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What is heart disease? | Heart Foundation

Heart disease is a major cause of health problems and death in Australia, but it’s often preventable. Learn more about the different types of heart disease.

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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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Supporting Young Hearts

Supporting Young Hearts is a six-episode series interviewing young people with lived experience of heart conditions and talking through advice for supporting emotional health and well-being. This is a podcast series by the Heart Foundation, Australia’s leading heart health charity.

Read more on Heart Foundation website

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