Official Launch of Hope For Hearts

Today, 26 March 2019, marks the official launch of Hope For Hearts.

“We’d like to welcome everyone to the official launch of Hope For Hearts. A national campaign to raise awareness about the deadly heart condition, Aortic Stenosis, and the treatment options available to patients,” said Professor Martin Ng, Interventional Cardiologist.

Some of the Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons participating in the Hope For Hearts program were today interviewed by media from Channel 10, Channel 7 and Channel 9 in addition to a number of radio stations to help launch the campaign.

“The Hope for Hearts campaign is critical to increasing awareness and elderly patients have a right to the best quality of life,” commented Professor Michael Wilson, Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

One in eight older Australians is diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis (AS)1, with up to 50 per cent of people dying within two years of diagnosis if left untreated 2.

Leading Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons around Australia are helping to increase awareness of Aortic Stenosis through the Hope For Hearts program.


  1. Osnabrugge , Ruben L.J., et al. Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly, Disease Prevalence and Number Candidate for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Modeling Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013; 62: 1002-1012.
  2. Ramaraj R, Sorrell V. Degenerative aortic stenosis. BMJ 2008; 336: 550-5.