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Heart Failure Pharmacology

Rebecca Ritchie

Identifying new therapeutic strategies to prevent, delay or arrest the progression of heart failure

Heart failure is a major cause of death worldwide, for which there is no cure. The over-arching goal of the Heart Failure Pharmacology laboratory is to prevent human heart failure, and to delay or arrest its progression. The team is focusing its research on developing new treatments for heart failure resulting from interruptions in coronary blood supply (such as in heart attack) or as a result of diabetes. We have chosen to focus on these as both are major causes of heart failure. Delaying the onset and progression of heart failure will enrich the quality and length of life for over three million Australians at risk of, or already affected by, this debilitating disorder.

Heart diagram adapted from Servier Medical Art (