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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.

Dr Geoff Lester's heart story

Geoff Lester was just 24 when he underwent the first of four open heart surgeries. His experiences eventually led to a decision to change career path where he now studies medicine in hopes to help other Australians living with a heart condition. Watch Geoff's inspiring story and what led him to become a proud Heart Foundation ambassador.

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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Former yellow Wiggle, Greg Page: “When someone’s heart suddenly stops, the actions of bystanders can make the biggest difference.”

“Without bystanders who knew how to do CPR and had access to an AED, I wouldn’t be here.”

Greg’s experience led him to discover that many people lack the confidence to assist someone in cardiac arrest, with research showing that the rate of survival from a cardiac arrest is very low – around 10%. This was the turning point that led him to start his charity Heart of the Nation. “The mission of Heart of the Nation is to ensure that every Australian knows that when someone isn’t responsive or breathing properly, they are that person’s lifeline.”

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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Diabetes in Australia in 2024

Heart Foundation welcomes House of Representative’s Inquiry report and recommendations on diabetes.

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Heart Foundation welcomes passage of new e-cigarette legislation

New legislation passed by the Senate today will help protect young people from the harms of e-cigarettes and vapes.

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Canned and frozen veggies could be the answer to worrying new vegetable consumption statistic

The Heart Foundation is urging more Australians to add canned or frozen vegetables and legumes to their winter meals in a bid to improve the nation’s vegetable consumption habits.