Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease affects most families in New Zealand. Our mission is to reduce the number of people dying and suffering from this disease.
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Arterial Inflammation and Redox Biology
Our mission is to understand how specific oxidative processes contribute to the formation of unstable atherosclerotic plaque, and how such high-risk plaque can be detected and its formation be prevented.Read more
Atherosclerosis and Vascular Remodelling
Our mission is to identify and gain insights from the genetic and molecular pathways involved in atherosclerotic disease, and exploit these pathways to improve therapies with the aim of eradicating atherosclerotic diseases.
Our mission is to transform the management of heart failure, especially “stiff” heart failure, and we aim to make fundamental advances in understanding how the heart uses fuel to generate energy.Read more
Cardiovascular Medical Devices
Our mission is to develop new medical devices for cardiovascular research and medicine to improve patient outcomes.Read more
Our mission is to investigate what goes wrong in the brain to result in the development of cardiovascular disease, by focusing on the neurocircuitry within autonomic centres of the brain.
Cardiovascular-protective Signalling and Drug Discovery
Our mission is to repurpose existing drugs for next-generation cardiovascular disease therapy.Read more
Our mission is to detect the earliest signs of heart and blood vessel damage with a view to preventing serious complications later in life.
Our mission is to reduce death and disability associated with heart and lower limb arterial disease by reducing atherosclerotic plaque build-up.Read more
Our mission is to identify and explore the cellular changes that are unique to each individual’s cardiovascular disease, with the ultimate goal of personalised treatment.Read more
Our mission is to discover targets for new and safe anti-thrombotics, and improve on current treatments.
Heart Rhythm and Stroke Prevention
Our mission is to detect silent atrial fibrillation in the population and treat it, to prevent as many strokes as possible.Read more
Our mission is to determine the impact of inflammation on the structure and function of the arteries which have a key role in controlling blood pressure.Read more
Our mission is to establish new and innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke – positioning Australia as a leader in the discovery and development of innovative therapies for the treatment of atherothrombotic diseases.
Our mission is to understand fundamental mechanisms in molecular and cellular biology and develop more effective treatments for the debilitating conditions associated with vascular complications.Read more
Our mission is to understand the causes and progression of preeclampsia in pregnancy and examine the links between high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in women.Read more