The Heart Foundation is fighting the single biggest killer of Australians, heart disease. Right now, 1.4 million Australians are living with heart disease. Each year, every 27 minutes an Australian life is lost to heart disease. It does not discriminate. It affects young and old, men and women. Donations from the community help us fund vital medical research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles.