Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Beneficiary Profile

The Institute is globally renowned for its high quality scientific discoveries and is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through innovative and collaborative medical research.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally and costs the Australian economy $12 billion each year. This is projected to increase to $22 billion over the next decade. Cardiovascular disease has reached pandemic proportions with one Australian dying from the disease every 12 minutes. This is why more than 200 scientists and doctors across 23 laboratories at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia’s home of heart research, are dedicated to finding cures through their world class research.  

For over 25 years, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has made a multitude of major advances in heart research, many revolutionising our understanding of disease causes, treatment, and prevention in the areas of heart attack, cholesterol, heart arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and  genetic analysis.

Helped by partners like HM1 and Magellan, the Institute’s Innovation centre is heralding a research revolution in the search to solve the unsolved. It is pushing the boundaries of knowledge by transforming the landscape of cardiovascular research around Australia and the Asia Pacific. The Institute’s world class technology is accelerating the opportunities of discovering cures for heart disease and bringing us closer to realising “personalised” medicine of the future and improving health outcomes for patients suffering from heart disease in Australia and around the world.
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