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Enjoy delicious recipes, free resources, and keep up to date with the latest heart health news and tips in our monthly newsletter, From the Heart!

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Meet Dr Geoff Lester

Geoff Lester was just 24 when he underwent the first of four open heart surgeries. He now studies medicine in hopes to help other patients.

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Hiking for healthy hearts

Almost every hour of every day, an Australian woman dies of heart disease. By signing up for Coastrek and hiking for healthy hearts, you will make a meaningful difference to your own heart health, the hearts of those you love, and the hearts of all Australians.

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Hope after the heartache

Your donation helps fuel powerful heart-research and programs that can help save Aussie hearts and minds, just like Nadene’s.

Greg Page's heart story

Greg Page, the original yellow Wiggle, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while performing on stage in January 2020. Thanks to the swift response of a devoted fan and the availability of an automated external defibrillator (AED), Greg's life was saved. Prepare to be moved by his inspiring heart story.

Tools and resources to keep your heart healthy

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Is your heart feeling your age?

Could you be at risk of heart disease? Get your estimated heart age now.

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Time to book a Heart Health Check?

A Heart Health Check with your GP will help you understand your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years and what you can do to prevent it.

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Blood pressure and your heart

Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood on the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. Your blood pressure will go up and down naturally throughout the day depending on what you are doing, especially if you are doing exercise.

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Dr Christopher Wong: Finding novel ways to treat a unique type of chest pain

Since being awarded a Heart Foundation Health Professional Scholarship in 2018, Dr Christopher Wong is breaking new ground with his research into a unique heart condition.

“People with ‘angina with non-obstructive coronary arteries’, or ANOCA, tend to be younger and are more often women,” explains Dr Wong. “They don’t fit the stereotype of a person with heart disease.”

Read more about Dr Wong's research and why he believes his research will transform heart disease treatment.

Ways to get involved

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Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser and make a real difference to your community.

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Join our volunteers and make a difference to the heart health of Australians.

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Every purchase helps fund lifesaving research in to heart disease.

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Latest news and media

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What's killing Australians?

New health report reveals Australia's top 5 conditions involved in death - and they all share common, preventable risk factors

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New data shows half of Australians unaware of major risk factor for heart disease

Concerning finding vindicates Heart Foundation call for Federal Government to support a National Screening Program for cardiovascular disease

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Walking Wins: the next big step in fight against heart disease

Major campaign to get 400,000 more Australians moving