Here people share their accounts of the difference the BHF has made.
A dad's tale: Research into heart attacks saved my life
16 June 2017
Richard Elgar, heart attack survivor
Richard talks about having a heart attack at 36 and how revolutionary research in the field has kept his family together.
The heart of volunteering
18 May 2017
Linda Fenn, Head of Volunteering at the BHF
Linda Fenn talks about the difference volunteering is making on people’s health and wellbeing. Quite simply, without their support we would not have been able to fund the research that has led to the scientific breakthroughs that we have made over the last 56 years.
How cardiac rehab saved me
17 April 2017
Cem Hilmi, heart attack survivor
Cem suffered a heart attack in his kitchen, in front of his wife and daughter. Cem tells us how this event took a toll on his body and mind and how cardiac rehabilitation had a lasting impact on getting his life back on track.
Getting to the heart of air pollution
20 March 2017
Chloe Watson, Policy Manager at The BHF
Chloe explores how research is improving our understanding of air pollution and heart disease, and explains how we are turning this understanding into action.
Living with an incurable heart disease
20 February 2017
Hannah Phillips who has Complicated Ebstein’s Anomaly
"My name is Hannah Phillips, I’m 21 years old and I live with my family in London. I was born three months premature, and at six months I caught meningitis. That’s when I was diagnosed with an incurable heart condition called Complicated Ebstein’s Anomaly. Some days, I am absolutely exhausted..."