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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.
After a distinguished scientific career, our new Medical Director Professor Sir Nilesh Samani is helping us shape the direction of research in the UK and beyond. He talks to Sarah Brealey.
After a heart attack Caroline’s confidence plummeted, but she wouldn’t let it hold her back from travelling the world. Watch the video and hear her story.
Bruce Cripps' heart problems began when he was 57. He tells Lucy Trevallion how positivity and his hobbies have helped him stay strong over the last 20 years.
Jim Lynskey is the youngest person in the UK living with an left ventricular assist device, a mechanical heart pump that keeps him alive. Read about his experience and watch a video of Jim talking about his daily life.
Barry Meldrum developed heart problems when he was in his 30s, and has lived with a pacemaker ever since. But he hasn't let his health problems stop him living a full and happy life, as he tells Lucy Trevallion.
After recovering from a heart attack, maritime enthusiast Paul resumed his adventurous life. He tells Lucy Trevallion how he did it.
Sheila Davies has lived with heart problems since she was a child. She tells Lucy Trevallion how she's been able to stay strong and live well.
Stroke can be sudden and devastating, but for some people, there are new horizons beyond it. Sarah Brealey hears the stories of three inspiring survivors.
Mike Keavey faced multiple heart problems, but he's loving life again after finding new interests and rekindling old ones, as he tells Rachel Healy.
Life doesn’t stop when you develop heart problems, and to prove that here are five people who went on to do amazing things.
Martin Fennings' heart attack and surgery inspired major lifestyle changes and huge weight loss. He tells us his story.
Video: 3 members of the Symonds family live with heart conditions, but they help one another through the toughest times
Andrea Outram explains how rehabilitation and support from her family helped her to regain her confidence after a stroke
Taking on Lord Sugar and his boardroom challenge was the goal Ruth Whiteley needed to get through her health issues, as she tells Sarah Brealey
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.
Heart rhythm problems left Andrew McDonald feeling low. But a lifelong dream of flying a Spitfire helped him get off the ground, reports Sarah Brealey.
Cardiac rehabilitation helped John McGhee recover from heart bypass surgery and before long, he was exploring South America.
Roy Payton has no plans to slow down. A roller-skating enthusiast, he is a firm believer in growing old and getting bolder.
Barbara Hardy’s friends and family supported her after a heart attack. In turn, supporting others helped Barbara carry on. We hear her story.
Barbara lost confidence when she had a heart attack and heart surgery, but friends and family helped her find her feet. See the touching pictures with Barbara's inspirational words.
After heart valve surgery, Ian Ayling followed his dream to become a groundsman at Twickenham. We hear how family and colleagues help him stay strong.
Helen Doyle thought her running dreams might be over when she was diagnosed with a heart problem. See how she's gone from surgery to the London Marathon.
Swimming has been a source of strength for Maria Davey, who was born with a heart condition. We hear all about it.
Michelle Houston had heart surgery in her 20s. Gradually she's learned to view her scar as a sign of bravery.
Shell Williams found that revealing her heart surgery scar in a fundraising calendar helped her to come to terms with it.
Valerie Johnson couldn't bear to look in the mirror because of the scar from her heart bypass surgery. But support from her family and a new partner helped her to come to terms with it.
Dealing with heart problems caused Colin Mallen to lose faith in his body. He tells us how he’s conquered his fears.
When Colin Mallen developed heart problems that threatened his job and his hobbies, his partner Shirley supported him – and they went on to have a perfect wedding.
Sometimes the road to recovery is a long, hard slog, but the right support can make that journey easier, as David Presland tells us.
When Chris Courtenay Williams had a heart attack, he feared he’d have to quit his favourite game. He tells us how he got back to playing 5-a-side..
Heart valve surgery led James Cadman to look for a new way to keep active. He tells us how his hobby is a source of strength in more ways than one.
Sean Doyle, 47, from Huddersfield, was a keen marathon runner. Since his heart attack, he’s had to make some changes, but inspired by Heart Matters, he's still out running.
Heart failure has meant that Ruth Rogers can't do as much gardening as she used to. But inspired by Heart Matters, she's found ways to carry on with her beloved hobby.
Sue Hulme suffered a heart attack on the day her father passed away. We hear how she and her mother gain strength from one another.
John Morgan was helped through a long hospital stay by friends, healthcare professionals and his wife’s love.
Martin Woolcott adjusted to life with an ICD and now he can’t stop cycling. He tells us about his biggest biking adventures.
Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub is a pioneer of heart surgery, including child heart surgery and heart transplants. Read our exclusive interview.
Leanne Clarke was born with heart problems, and her mum has been there for her ever since. Now she's become a mum herself against the odds. Read their touching story and watch the video.
Read how a heart rhythm problem hasn’t stopped Carl Portman’s jungle adventures, and watch a video of Carl with his spiders and talking about his implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
Our Poetry Corner features moving and often entertaining poems by Heart Matters readers, about any aspect of heart disease or caring for someone.
After suffering a heart attack, Mark Harrison found solace in running. He tells us about discovering the ‘runner’s high’, and why he’s raising money for the BHF.