Join the race against AF

Research to uncover genetic causes of AF could lead to better treatments or even cure some cases

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that will affect one in three Australians in their lifetime.

It’s the most common heart rhythm disorder and a leading cause of stroke and heart failure. Despite the shocking prevalence of AF in our community, we know very little about the genetic causes of the condition.

Father of two Warren (pictured) was the last person you’d expect to develop a heart condition.

He was a competitive athlete, followed a nutritious diet and incredibly had never even touched a cup of coffee. But even he couldn't outrun this deadly heart condition.

How will your gift help?

Professor Diane Fatkin and her team are studying the genetic makeup of 150 Australian families using cutting-edge technology to uncover the genetic causes of AF.

But it's incredibly costly. Sequencing one person’s genetic makeup costs $1,600, and we need to study hundreds of participants.

The sooner we discover what causes AF, the sooner we can develop better treatments, or even a cure in some cases, for people like Warren to lead healthy lives without fear of this deadly heart condition.

Join us in the fight against atrial fibrillation and give generously today.

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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 ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.