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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Heart Disease

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"In Australia, two out of three families are affected by heart disease. Even if you are lucky enough not to be affected, it is likely you will know someone who is - a relative, a friend or a neighbour. No one can predict where the devastation of cardiovascular disease will strike next."

Richard Wylie - Fundraising Director, HRI

Some sobering statistics about heart disease and indigenous Australians...

Indigenous Australians are around twice as likely to be affected by heart disease as other Australians. Heart and circulatory conditions contribute most to the disease burden of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and are major contributors to the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and other Australians. Research evidence shows that, as well as having higher rates of cardiac conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have poorer access to health services aimed at preventing and treating cardiac conditions. 

Make sure you know the facts. Download your FREE information pack.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, when compared with non-Indigenous Australians, are:

  • Twice as likely to have a heart attack
  • Hospitalised for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease at 7 times the rate
  • 10.5 times more likely to die from coronary heart disease
  • 1.2 times more likely to have high blood pressure

Some sobering statistics about heart disease and indigenous Australians...

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90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease.


Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 


The Heart Research Institute is an internationally recognised medical research institute that performs groundbreaking cardiovascular research from our state-of-the-art facilities located in Newtown, Sydney and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.

Our work can be broadly classified into three areas; prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Everything You Need To Know

It's only by following advice from professionals, like that offered in this ebook that you can make sure you're looking after your heart to the best extent possible.

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