A new electrical screening test could save countless lives from cardiac arrest

With your support, scientists hope to pinpoint the genetic mutations responsible for deadly cardiac arrests

Victoria (pictured) was only 29 years old when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Six weeks before her wedding and her baby girl's first birthday.

Victoria is one of the very lucky few to survive a cardiac arrest.

The new electrical test, developed by Professor Jamie Vandenberg's team, can now accurately pinpoint the genetic mutations often responsible for cardiac arrest.

In the near future, this will mean whenever someone has their genetic make-up analysed, if they carry a life-threatening genetic mutation, treatments could be prescribed - potentially preventing tragedy.

Your donation will help scientists continue to quickly identify dangerous genetic variants that can cause sudden death and make these accessible to doctors across Australia, and around the world.

If you can, please give generously and help us accelerate innovative electrical testing to prevent cardiac arrests from killing loved ones - and protect their children who might also be at risk.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.