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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Prevention

90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

Heart disease accounts for 29 per cent of all deaths. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

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

Did you know?
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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