World first heart attack breakthrough

Researchers discover potential new tools to identify and treat people at high risk of heart attack

  • Australian scientists develop an “early warning system” that could lead to heart attack prevention in the future
  • A MRI scan could be used to diagnose those likely to suffer a heart attack
  • High activity of an inflammatory enzyme may increase the chance of a heart attack
  • Scientists identify new drug target that may decrease heart attacks by preventing dangerous plaque formation
  • Scientists in Sydney preparing for human trials following successful mouse study 

To read more about this world first breakthrough, click here.

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.