Govt pledges $220m for cardiovascular research 'mission'

Funding for stroke and heart disease research over 10 years

Research into heart disease and stroke will be the focus of a new $220 million, 10-year commitment announced by the Federal Government.

Stroke and heart disease research

The funding, from the Medical Research Future Fund, will enable further research to improve health outcomes through prevention strategies, as well as earlier detection and improved outcomes for patients with for heart attack and stroke, Health Minister Greg Hunt said.

“It will aim to reduce hospitalisations, develop clinical trials and new drug therapies, use the unique DNA

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