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Heart Health Checks completed since 2019

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Understanding your condition, making mindful choices and ensuring you have the right support will help you move towards a healthy and rewarding life.

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Never miss a beat

Heart Week 2024

Start a conversation about heart health and take positive steps to reduce your risk of heart disease this Heart Week.

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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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Walking Wins

We want to support more people to walk more often, as it’s one of the best things we can do for a healthy mind, body and heart. Whether you want to step up with a group or embark on your own personal walking journey, when you choose Heart Foundation Walking, every step is a victory.

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MyHeart MyLife community

The MyHeart MyLife community is a safe online group moderated by the Heart Foundation where you can share your experience living with a heart condition, give and receive support, and discover ways to lead a heart healthy life with others who are on a similar recovery journey.

Jess and Bryan’s heart story

Every year in Australia, 25,000 people experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Jess lost her husband, Bryan, to a sudden cardiac arrest in 2015. Eight years on she continues to share her story in the hope that she can help others understand the risks. Watch Jess’ emotional story and how new groundbreaking research from Dr Elizbeth Paratz is helping to make real progress in the fight against sudden cardiac death.

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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Q&A with Heart Foundation funded researcher - Dr Thanh Nho Do

After receiving a Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant in 2020, Dr Thanh Nho Do has spent the last 3 years designing a soft skin-like robotic device that can help people with heart failure.

With new technology that will wrap around the heart using soft artificial muscles, and a miniature controller implanted under a person’s skin, this new device can improve the heart’s pumping action. 

Read more about Dr Do’s research and how he believes his research will make a difference to people’s cardiovascular health in Australia.

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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Volunteer with us

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

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Visit the Heart Shop

Every purchase helps fund lifesaving research in to heart disease.

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Workplace giving

Workplace giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular donations to a cause they care about.

Latest news and media

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

Major campaign to get 400,000 more Australians moving

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It’s time: Australia primed for first-ever heart disease screening program

Heart Foundation makes 2024-25 Federal Budget Submission for life-saving and evidence based targeted national screening program

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Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation join forces to save more lives from sudden cardiac death

The two organisations have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bolster community and Government action relating to CPR and defibrillator access and use.