The Heart, stroke and vascular disease: Australian facts report was produced by staff from Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Kidney Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Richard Juckes, Miriam Lum On, Fadwa Al-Yaman, Geoff Callaghan, Tracy Dixon and Michelle Gourley from the AIHW provided guidance and advice.

Valuable input was received from AIHW’s Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group, whose members are: Derek Chew (Chair), Tom Briffa, Alex Brown, Annette Dobson, Seana Gall, Monique Kilkenny, Lee Nedkoff, Mark Nelson, Rohan Poulter, Wayne Raven and Andrew Wilson.

The authors thank Julie Houston, Julie-Anne Mitchell and Bill Stavreski, from the Heart Foundation for their expert review and assistance in providing patient experience stories of heart, stroke and vascular disease.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care funded this report.