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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - a leading cause of death in Canada. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Meet the team: Bob Lee

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

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

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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HRI awarded Best Scientific Presentation Award at SOMANZ

HRI awarded Best Scientific Presentation Award at SOMANZ

HRI's Dr Katrina Chau has been awarded Best Scientific Presentation at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting held by the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) in conjunction with the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS). 

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Neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome

Neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome
HRI researchers Dr Rahul Kurup and Associate Professor Sanjay Patel from the Cell Therapeutics Group recently published a review of the role of neutrophils in acute coronary syndrome. With abundant data demonstrating this role, this presents opportunities to develop novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic agents that specifically target neutrophils.
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