Join our Nation of Lifesavers by applying for a CPR kit for your school and workplaces.
Organise a walk and raise money for life saving heart research.
Conquer 26.2 miles throughout September and raise money for life saving heart research.
Pack a punch with your unwanted stuff and help fight heart disease. Order bags, run an event or arrange a free collection and donate your unwanted stuff.
Over 100 quick and easy recipes for a healthy heart. All proceeds go to the BHF.
Our strategy sets out our plans to fund half a billion pounds of research over the next five years.
Whether you are living with heart disease or supporting a friend or family member, our online community is a space for you.
Meet some of our heart heroes who have bravely shared their stories with others.
Read our vision and priorities to 2020 and see how we're fighting for every heartbeat.
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This man is developing a valve with real benefits for heart patients
To mark World Heart Day on September 29, we debunk the seven most common and persistent myths around heart disease. How many do you know?
More of us are choosing non-dairy milks than ever before, often for health reasons. But do you know the facts?
Almond, soya and other milks are more popular than ever, but why are so many people switching away from cow's milk? We explain the pros and cons of dairy alternatives.
Medicines can treat symptoms, but restoring quality of life sometimes needs a broader approach. Learn what social prescribing is, and meet a patient who’s benefited.
Dr Neil Chapman explains high blood pressure, how it can be prevented and managed, and updates us on how the BHF is tackling it.
Angina is an important warning sign, because coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack. Making changes to your lifestyle can help prevent your angina from getting worse and could just save your life.
Our expert answers a question on whether coconut sugar is good for your health.
Looking for a new way to get fit? There are lots of ways dancing can improve your health, whatever your age or ability.
Our expert explains the health benefits of flax seeds and talks about the benefits of crushed over whole seeds.
Almost a third of heart attack patients are wrongly diagnosed on their initial hospital diagnosis, new research claims. We look behind the headlines.
See which meat and fish options are good or bad for your heart health, and get some healthy recipe ideas.
News reports suggest that if you do 90 minutes of housework a day you could significantly cut your chances of developing heart disease and stroke. But is it time to grab a mop?
Dave Altoft's story shows how walking can be a great way to improve your health after heart problems - and walking can be addictive!
Heart Matters reader Catherine Mackay shares her diary and illustrations of heart valve surgery, to let others know what to expect.
Looking for healthy BBQ food? Try our five healthy marinades and rubs for juicy, flavourful meat and vegetarian options.
We analyse news stories that your treatment after a heart attack varies hugely depending on where you live.
How can you live well with multiple long-term health conditions? We speak to someone who has multiple conditions, and to health professionals about how integrated care could help.
A BHF-funded chemical engineer is perfecting a material to tackle heart valve disease. This short animation explains how this new discovery could transform replacement valves.
The Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro this summer, but you don't need a plane ticket to get involved. Take our quiz to find out which Olympic sport you could do to get into the spirit and help keep your heart healthy.
There are lots of myths surrounding heart failure. Learn to tell fact from fiction and what you can do to control the condition.
Take our fun quiz to find out if you are as knowledgeable about common foods like ketchup, mustard, mayo and sweet chilli sauce as you think.
High blood pressure is a major cause of heart attack and stroke, but most of us don’t even know the facts. Senior cardiac nurse Julie Ward explains.
Salad dressings needn’t be tricky to make and are much healthier than ready-made dressings. Try one of these six simple ideas to get you started.
An increasing number of people in the UK live with more than one long-term condition. We explain eight ways to make your life easier if you have multiple conditions.
Having a South Asian ethnic origin can increase your risk of heart and circulatory disease and diabetes. Consultant cardiologist Sandy Gupta explains why.
A small study has found that listening to Mozart for 25 minutes could reduce your blood pressure. Is it time for doctors to prescribe a daily dose of classical music? We look behind the headlines.
John Deanfield’s healthy lifestyle helped him succeed first as an Olympian, and then as a top cardiologist and researcher. He tells us how heart disease starts much earlier than you think.
A controversial study has argued that if you have a high LDL (bad) cholesterol level when you are aged over 60 you will live longer. Can we trust these bold claims?
You don’t need to deprive yourself to eat well. Dr Hannah Forster shows us how to focus on positive changes instead.
At the moment, when your heart muscle is damaged by a heart attack, it can’t be repaired. We’re funding the country’s best scientists to find a cure.
Interpreting health information isn’t always easy. Whether it’s getting to grips with a condition, the effects of your medication or reading Heart Matters, health literacy is more important than you might think.
Listening is an important skill in all areas of life, whether supporting a loved one, dealing with colleagues or in family relationships. Get our tips on how to do it better with active listening.
Roger Black, Olympic silver medallist and world champion, is our latest Research Ambassador. He answers our questions on his changing exercise regime, top tips to stay active, and what motivates him.
Dr Frank Ryan, a clinical psychologist and author of Willpower for Dummies, explains his top 10 tips to improve your self-control and boost your willpower.
Discussing health issues, whether yours or a loved one’s, isn’t always easy. Rachael Healy gets advice from an expert and a heart patient who’s been through it.
Now that the weather's warming up, it’s time to make the most of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Get inspired with some of our new healthy recipes.
From ketchup to brown sauce, soy sauce to pesto, we love adding flavour to our food. But there can be hidden health hazards, as Hannah Forster explains.
Hate dry, bland food? Ready-made sauces and chutneys can be high in sugar and fat, so add flavour and banish dry food by making our delicious salsas.
Self-control is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Miranda Fitzgerald explains how we can all become willpower superheroes
You should tuck into some cheese, cut out all sugar, and forget about counting calories, a controversial report has claimed. Is it true?
Our expert answers a question on why a heart failure patient would be prescribed potassium.
We give the BHF view on news stories reporting that potatoes will increase your risk of hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure.
Our resident GP explains why an MRI scan can affect a pacemaker, and what to do if you have a pacemaker but need an MRI scan.
Craving a treat but don't want to ruin the diet? Try these ideas for healthy savoury snacks and healthy desserts.
We analyse news stories based on research about whether drinking more wine or beer can lower your risk of coronary heart disease.
Our expert explains whether salads will help you lose weight, how to create healthier dressings, and whether they are a good meal choice when eating out.
A cardiac rehabilitation programme can help you get back to being able to enjoy life to its fullest. We explain the different ways it can help.
We look at media coverage of a story suggesting that media coverage about statins could lead to more deaths from heart disease.
We report on a study that links loneliness and social isolation with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Do you really know what's healthy and what's not? Our expert nutritionist debunks 11 common myths - the truth might surprise you.
When you’ve just been told you have a heart condition, it can be a confusing time. Here’s our quick guide to asking the right questions, to get the answers that you need.