Research

Why your fundraising is so important 

Funding the future

We are reaping the harvest of several decades of painstaking research

BHF Professor Michael Schneider

In the 1960s, one in two people died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK, ripping them away from their loved ones. We’ve battled against this disease for over 50 years through decades of research and discovery. 

Our work has transformed heart attack care, progressed genetic testing for inherited heart conditions and developed new treatments for babies born with heart defects. Today, we’re winning but there's a lot more still to be done.

One in four people still die from heart and circulatory disease in the UK.

Surgery techniques can still be improved. Many babies still struggle with a congenital heart defect. And there are exciting developments in genetics and stem cell technology yet to be found, which could revolutionise the treatment of many heart conditions.

We need you 

We rely entirely on our supporters to fund our research. Only with you by our side can we keep fighting. With your support we’ll continue to develop new treatments, transform care and ultimately find a way to beat heart disease for good. Please register for a free Just Walk pack now. Thank you.

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