Phoebe lived in fear that her heart would stop at any moment…


“I never really had any vision of myself beyond the age of 30.” 


Phoebe was only six-months-old when she had her first pacemaker fitted. At 13, she remembers her heart first starting to race uncontrollably. In college, her heart problems became so severe, she wondered if she’d ever be able to hold down a job or live an ordinary life.

Thanks to the surgery and treatment she’s received, Phoebe’s heart has been beating normally for two years now. It’s changed her life.


Our cardiology team’s goal is to provide the best possible treatments for dangerous heart conditions like Phoebes – to help patients live full lives.


To do so, the Royal Melbourne cardiology team need the most advanced equipment. That’s why we need your support today. Please will you help buy a new vital piece of equipment that’s urgently needed – a Cardiac Mapping & Ablation System - that will help save the lives of people living with serious heart conditions?

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You can give people like Phoebe a chance for a long and happy life. 

“I’ve never seen a future for myself beyond 30. But now I finally feel excited to plan my life. I feel confident in what's to come.”

For most young people, holding down a job or having a family isn’t a dream, it’s simply a plan. But for Phoebe, the ordinary feels extraordinary.

Phoebe's heart isn't like yours. 

She could never count on her heart beating regularly and she lived in fear that it would stop entirely.

Phoebe was diagnosed with heart arrhythmia where the heart can beat too slowly, too fast or irregularly, which can be fatal. There is no cure, but the treatments she received at the RMH have changed everything.

Help The Royal Melbourne’s cardiology team stay at the cutting edge & save lives.

We need to raise $56,100 to provide the RMH with a Cardiac Mapping & Ablation System that will enable heart specialists to view all angles of the heart before the surgery even begins, making the procedure much less invasive and more effective.