Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

Glowing Stem Cells Mend Broken Hearts

A young Australian scientist is heralding hope for broken hearts with a cutting-edge tool
Heart screening could save hundreds from stroke suffering Heart screening could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Heart screening could save hundreds from stroke suffering

Why we're leading a global push to introduce screening for atrial fibrillation.
Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today. Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today.

Without the research available, I definitely wouldn’t be alive today.

A research breakthrough that will save lives.
Kelly took 3 months off her PhD to deliver cardiovascular care to the Asia Pacific Kelly took 3 months off her PhD to deliver cardiovascular care to the Asia Pacific

Kelly took 3 months off her PhD to deliver cardiovascular care to the Asia Pacific

Find out about the experience she will never forget.

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Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Canada for women over the age of 55.
Every 7 minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease or stroke.
40 per cent of Canadians report being overweight or obese. 

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