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Heart Research Institute

In 1997, 41% of deaths in Australia were due to heart disease, and most of these were caused by clogging of the arteries, the tubes which supply blood to the heart and other tissues. Clogging of the arteries is called 'atherosclerosis', and preventing it is the object of all the efforts of the Heart Research Institute (HRI). HRI aims to solve the problem of atherosclerosis, which is also the cause of most debilitation in our society.HRI, a non-profit company limited by guarantee, was initiated by the National Heart Foundation of Australia for this specific purpose, with support from the Commonwealth and State Governments, and the business sector, notably the AMP Society. HRI opened in March 1989.


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