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Read our vision and priorities to 2020 and see how we're fighting for every heartbeat.
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.
Martin Fennings' heart attack and surgery inspired major lifestyle changes and huge weight loss. He tells us his story.
Life doesn’t stop when you develop heart problems, and to prove that here are five people who went on to do amazing things.
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.
Katy and Pippa suffered a rare and life-threatening condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection, changing their lives forever - but they’ve become cherished friends as a result.
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.
Jennifer Waller, from Surrey, had heart bypass surgery in 2006 at the age of 56. But a year later, she was diagnosed with microvascular angina.
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.