Is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Commonly including diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. We still have much to learn with cardiovascular research to solve the world’s biggest killer.
Currently, one of the major problems facing Australian families and communities and the leading causes of death. One in three Australians are reported to suffer from some form of heart disease and cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes.
Now our world-recognised scientists are focusing their cardiovascular research on mechanisms that cause strokes and heart attacks. As well as the genes that are associated with causing sudden death in young people. We are working on new drugs that improve vascular treatments and outcomes in a number of blood vessel related diseases. Developing a clinical approach that better serves the community.