Vicki and husband

Vicki’s Brave Battle

Recently, we shared a letter to our community regarding Grant Octoman, who suffered a stroke, brought on by Atrial Fibrillation (AF). This story resonated with one of our regular givers, Vicki Khor. Passionate about supporting AHR, Vicki told her story in a past newsletter as she had suffered ongoing heart issues due to the sudden […]

August 08, 20190 comments
Dr Tim Surman

Dr Timothy Surman

A fascination for cardiothoracic surgery and passion for helping others led Dr Timothy Surman to his most recent challenge – a PhD project focussing on the aorta to prevent aortic injury. “I was always fascinated by the anatomy of the major vessels of the heart and lungs, and nothing is more major than the aorta […]

August 08, 20190 comments
A/Prof Dominik Linz

Managing sleep to combat a deadly heart condition

Exciting new research is set to improve the outlook for patients suffering from a common heart disorder by treating their quality of sleep. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition which causes the heart to beat out of rhythm. Did you know there is a link between AF and obstructive sleep apnoea? Obstructive sleep […]

August 08, 20190 comments
Rachael and kids

A Personal Reflection

Whittaker shares a personal reflection on why she decided to generously donate towards medical research through Australian Heart Research… “Medical research is important to help save lives and improve people’s lives after an event. I donate to Australian Heart Research, Australian Breast Cancer Research and soon Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia* as there are […]

August 08, 20190 comments
Adrian Elliott

Exercising to Stop Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a silent heart condition that affects 33.5 million people worldwide, but it is condition unknown by most Australians.

January 21, 20190 comments
Stephen Fry

Holding onto Hope Thanks to Research

Stephen Fry was living a very busy life juggling a full-time university degree, a physical job and spending time with family, when he suddenly experienced severe chest pain and was rushed to hospital.

January 21, 20190 comments
Margaret Arstall

Banking on the Future of Research

A new cardiovascular biobank is being set up at the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) in Adelaide to transform heart research for high-risk areas.

January 21, 20190 comments
Michael Allford

Giving Back After Heart Surgery

Michael Allford is not your typical heart patient but thanks to some excellent care informed by world-class research, he’s walking proof you can bounce back from heart surgery and live a full and active life.

January 21, 20190 comments
Nicole Fundraising

Running to Beat Heart Disease

Each year, Nicole hosts a fundraiser for a cause close to her heart and this year, Australian Heart Research (AHR) was her charity of choice after a close friend suffered a triple heart bypass.

December 04, 20180 comments

A new strategy to prevent heart failure in diabetes

Did you know patients with diabetes are six times more likely to develop heart disease than those without diabetes? Now, promising research could change this statistic and improve the lives of those living with this debilitating condition.

August 28, 20180 comments