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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.

Donating to heart research helps give back time

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. 

Join our team of talented researchers

The Institute is currently seeking highly motivated, results-focused PhD students to conduct research. Be part of the team working to prevent death and suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Latest news from our research labs

Meet the team: Bob Lee

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Bob Lee has experienced the research environment on both sides of the Tasman Sea. But while his life is currently in Sydney, Australia where the HRI is based, the ties to home remain strong for Bob. 

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Gout Drug Mends Broken Hearts

A drug used to treat arthritis has been found to clear clogged arteries in heart attack survivors, world-first HRI research shows.

The landmark discovery by Associate Professor Sanjay Patel, Leader of the Cell Therapeutics Group, and his team at the HRI paves the way for a cheap, simple and effective treatment regime that could protect thousands of heart patients from future attacks that might kill them or further damage their heart. 

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Cara's story

Congenital heart disease affects up to one in every 100 babies. I was that one baby.

My name is Cara. I’m 33, and I’ve had five open heart surgeries. This is my story.

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