Heart Research Institute

The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute with a mission to prevent death and suffering from cardiovascular disease. We address areas of unmet need in cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, preeclampsia, congenital heart disease and pulmonary vascular disease, as well as metabolic complications such as diabetes.

Specifically, our research programs will:

  • Provide greater understanding of the pathogenesis, development, and early detection of cardiovascular diseases
  • Develop new drug therapies and devices to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and translate these through to clinical trials
  • Train the next generation of cardiovascular research leaders
  • Connect cardiovascular research communities to maximise collaboration and research translation.

Principal research areas

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Arterial inflammation
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Cardiovascular medical devices
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Repurposing existing drugs
  • Heart rhythm and stroke prevention
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular complications

Image caption: Scientists researching heart disease at the Heart Research Institute (HRI), Sydney NSW

Image credit: HRI

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