Heart attack support
Have heart attack warning signs?
Call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance at any time.
Support services for heart attack recovery
Heart Attack FAQ
Answers to common heart attack questions.
Information about medicines
NPS Medicines Line
Call 1300 63 34 24 (local call cost) for independent information on medicines, health conditions and medical tests for health professionals & consumers.
Visit the NPS website
Australia MedicAlert Foundation
A service for people with heart conditions, particularly people who are prescribed ongoing medicines. Medical ID bracelets and wristbands provide critical information in case of emergency. Free call 1800 88 22 22 and free fax
Visit the MedicAlert website
Call the Quitline for specialist advice on quitting smoking on 13 78 48
Visit the Quit website
Cardiac rehabilitation service providers
You will find cardiac rehabilitation or heart health information services in some hospitals, health services or private practices.
There may also be a pharmacist or dietitian who can give you helpful information to aid your recovery.
Heart Foundation Helpline
Call 13 11 12 and talk to one of our qualified heart health professionals.
Our free helpline can help you find a cardiac rehabilitation program near you.
Is English not your first language?
If you need an interpreter, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 or visit their website and ask for the Heart Foundation
1300 22 46 36
Visit the Beyondblue website
1300 13 65 88
Visit the Diabetes Australia website
Kidney Health Australia
1800 54 36 39
Visit the Kidney Health Australia website
1800 78 76 53
Visit the Stroke Foundation website
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
1800 05 22 22
Visit the website
Accredited practising dietitians
Find an accredited dietitian now
Find an exercise physiologist
Find a physiotherapist
Heart Foundation Walking
Heart Foundation Walking is a network of free community-based walking groups. Groups are led by volunteer organisers. These groups are a great way to be active, have fun and meet new people.
There’s probably a group in your area!
By walking for at least 30 minutes a day, you get many health benefits including:
- maintaining a healthy weight
- increasing your fitness and strength
- improving your self-esteem and mental health.
We are helping Australians lead active, healthy lives by encouraging them to join or start Heart Foundation Walking groups in their area. Heart Foundation Walking members receive special offers, regular newsletters, incentives and prizes to help keep them motivated.
Learn more about Heart Foundation Walking
Your help can save lives
The Heart Foundation is here to save lives, keep families together and help you enjoy your best possible health following your heart attack or surgery.
For more than 50 years, the generous support of everyday Australians has produced advances that have saved the lives and improved the heart health of hundreds of thousands of people.
The Heart Foundation Research Program’s ongoing investment in cardiovascular research has led to major advances in preventing heart attacks and improving the diagnosis, treatment and management of people living with heart conditions.
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