baby intensive care

Donate today

Give hope and break the cycle of inherited heart disease

With support from donations, our scientists have been able to make a breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited heart disease, that is the leading cause of death in children aged between 5 and 15.

A major medical discovery by Professor Livia Hool and her team at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, has found a potential treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that causes the heart to become dangerously enlarged and can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death in children.

“We have discovered that by targeting a calcium channel in the heart with medication, we can potentially prevent the disease from occurring altogether, potentially reducing the number of children that die from sudden death,” Professor Livia Hool.

Help us to discover more about inherited heart diseases and power more breakthroughs like that of Professor Hool's team.

Your generosity today will help support additional heart research into inherited heart conditions.
logos of payment processing companies
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