The home of heart research
fighting heart disease

With more than 200 scientists and 24 laboratories across Australia, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
is the Australian headquarters for world-class heart research.
Here, our scientists solve the unsolved to prevent heartbreak happening to you.

Cardiovascular disease kills
17.5 million people every year

In Australia, and around the world, cardiovascular disease kills more people than any other disease or illness. More than any cancer, Alzheimer's, or HIV/AIDS.

Every day, the scientists at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute discover more about how to protect, heal, and care for our hearts. You can too.

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You can make a real difference too

Our in-house research, funded through the generosity of supporters, helps people of all ages survive and avoid heart disease.

A baby attached to a heart monitoring machine
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years