From conditions to cures, it’s all connected
After more than 50 years of research, we understand better than ever the connections between the heart and the rest of the body.
For example, we know that what’s happening in the veins in one part of the body impacts the arteries elsewhere. And we know that conditions like vascular dementia, stroke, heart diseases and diabetes are connected. Because if your heart isn’t pumping properly, and blood isn’t flowing properly, you’re at risk of developing one or more of these conditions.
This is exactly why we research all heart and circulatory diseases, and we always have done. They are connected, and so are their cures.
Russell's life after stroke
If you've had a heart attack, you're more than twice as likely to have a stroke. Russell Hanford was just 35 when a stroke robbed him of his ability to speak.Read more about Russell's story
Staying well with diabetes
Soma is living with Type 2 diabetes. She comes from a family with a long history of diabetes, heart and circulatory conditions - and she’s determined to manage the condition and stay well for herself and her son, Mohul.
Your money goes further with us
Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers, but our research, funded by people like you, tackles all of them. Yes you help us keep hearts beating and blood flowing, but you also give people what really matters. Sunday mornings together. Walks in the park. Birthday parties. Wedding days. Nights on the sofa. You help us keep families together. And with you on our side, we can beat heartbreak forever.