Heart attack support

  • Support services for heart attack recovery 

  • Heart Attack FAQ

  • 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

  • Quitting smoking

    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.

    Find a cardiac rehabilitation service near you.

  • Heart Foundation Helpline

    Call 1300 36 27 87 and talk to one of our qualified heart health professionals.  
    Our free helpline can help you find a cardiac rehabilitation program near you.

    Send us an email

  • 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

  • Health information

    Beyondblue
    1300 22 46 36 
    Visit the Beyondblue website

    Diabetes Australia
    1300 13 65 88 
    Visit the Diabetes Australia website

    Kidney Health Australia
    1800 54 36 39 
    Visit the Kidney Health Australia website

    Stroke Foundation
    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 dietician now

    Exercise physiologists 
    Find an exercise physiologist

    Physiotherapists 
    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.  

    Learn more about our history and the work we do.

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Congrats to Dr Geoffrey Wong @TheRMH for receiving our top Vic Health Professional Scholarship Award tonight #HeartAwardsVic