The Heart Foundation has announced two new research grants worth $100,000 each are available to investigate COVID-19 and its impact on cardiovascular disease.
Evidence to date suggests that people with heart disease were more likely to develop serious complications from COVID-19, and are more likely to become a severely ill, require intensive care and dying if infected by the disease.
The organisation has identified that more evidence is required about the link between coronavirus and cardiovascular health, why complications occur and the best way to treat patients to increase the chance of surviving and recovering.
The grants have been partly funded with support from Sanofi Australia and Pfizer Australia.
Applications for the new grants open 20 July.