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Heart Disease

Did you know that heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia?

Heart disease impacts over 90% of our community. From extending the life of donor hearts, to developing new drugs to prevent acute heart failure, your time can back life-saving research into the prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Our talented researchers are dedicating their careers to tackling heart disease to improve the lives of Australians.

Amazing medical research and innovations in the prevention and treatment of heart disease are in reach. Research such as new drug treatments, new transplant techniques and new diagnostic tools to help in the fight against heart disease.

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Join our team of researchers, volunteers and everyday people.

Every
12 mins

one Australian dies from Cardiovascular Disease

It’s the leading cause
of death

worldwide

$48 = 1hr

of research time

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People like you who generously donate to The Common Good have an immense impact on the lives of real individuals grappling with life-altering health conditions. Your contributions fuel groundbreaking research and patient projects that offer hope, relief, and even the promise of a brighter future.

Silicosis patient Daniel with his newborn baby before receiving groundbreaki9ng lung disease treatment at The Prince Charles Hospital

Silicosis patient Daniel with his newborn baby before receiving groundbreaki9ng lung disease treatment at The Prince Charles Hospital

Silicosis patient Daniel with his newborn baby before receiving groundbreaki9ng lung disease treatment at The Prince Charles Hospital

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30-year-old heart transplant recipient’s journey to the 2024 Tour de Brisbane

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30-year-old heart transplant recipient’s journey to the 2024 Tour de Brisbane

A Perth father who received a heart transplant three years ago is preparing to take part in the 2024 Tour de Brisbane. Read more about his journey and support his ride here.

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What are heart arrhythmias?

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What are heart arrhythmias?

Hundreds of thousands of Australians have a heart arrhythmia, but what are heart arrhythmias? Click here to find out more.

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What is Heart Failure?

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What is Heart Failure?

It’s estimated that around 110,000 Australians live with heart failure, but what exactly is heart failure? Click here to learn more about it.

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What is Heart Disease?

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What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. But what exactly is it? In this blog we shed some light on what heart disease is and the most common types.

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About the Cardiovascular Molecular and Therapeutics Translational Research Group

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About the Cardiovascular Molecular and Therapeutics Translational Research Group

The Cardiovascular Molecular and Therapeutics Translational Research Group aims to increase understanding of molecular mechanisms of advanced heart failure in order to discover new medicines to treat and improve quality of life for patients with this condition. 

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5 Foods to Protect your Heart

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5 Foods to Protect your Heart

Our risk of heart disease can be reduced through a number of lifestyle factors including maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

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Denise drives donations for cause close to her heart

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Denise drives donations for cause close to her heart

In 2023, Denise will participate in her second Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane. She’ll take on the ride for the second time to support transplant research.

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Over Thirty Lives Saved Due To Transplant Revolution

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Over Thirty Lives Saved Due To Transplant Revolution

The Prince Charles Hospital’s Critical Care Research Group is revolutionising the way donated organs are transported, addressing one of the major challenges facing the transplant field.

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Defining Echocardiography

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Defining Echocardiography

Echocardiography is used to identify a range of heart conditions including those to do with how the heart and its valves function. Learn more.

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Join people like you supporting heart research

West End, Qld

Cody

I think this a great cause that genuinely helps people live longer and happier lives with their loved ones, and that is worth supporting.
Cody

Brisbane, Qld

John and Gay

We choose to support The Common Good to encourage young researchers.
John and Gay

Albany Creek, Qld

Bill

I wanted to do something special in memory of my late wife Kathy & to continue on as she did, always thinking of others.
Bill

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