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Support and resources for health care professionals

Our range of clinical and patient support resources are available for you to use in your daily practice.

Key takeaways

  • We support health care professionals in the prevention, treatment and management of heart disease 
  • The Heart Foundation develops evidence-based clinical guidelines and educational resources 
  • Our patient support resources can be used in your daily practice to educate and empower your patients. 
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Health care professionals play an essential role in the fight against heart disease. The Heart Foundation is here to provide you with the tools and information you need to deliver the best, evidence-based care to your patients. Our range of clinical and patient support resources are available for you to use in your daily practice. 
With your support, we can help prevent, treat and manage heart disease in Australia.

The Heart Foundation Helpline 

We encourage you to share the Heart Foundation Helpline information with your patients and their carers. They can access free personalised information and support on heart health, nutrition and healthy lifestyles from qualified health professionals.  

Call the helpline on 13 11 12 during business hours in your capital city. 

Join our community of health care professionals 

Stay up-to-date with new guidelines and publications, practice tools, events and general news by signing up to the Heart Health Network newsletter. Join our health care professionals network to get support and work together to deliver the best patient care in the fight against cardiovascular disease. 

Join our Heart Health Network

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