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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.
The BHF is funding research to find the genes that cause inherited heart conditions such as Marfan syndrome. Watch our animation to learn how scientists are looking for new treatments.
BHF researchers are investigating how ticks - tiny blood-sucking parasites, could help us cure heart disease. Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya tells Sarah Brealey about his work.
Chemotherapy can save lives, but it can also permanently damage the heart. BHF researcher Dr Kerstin Timm explains how her work is trying to stop it, and cancer patient Philippa Coffey talks about her experience of heart failure.
Professor Derek Steele is researching ways to prevent the abnormal heart rhythms that can be side effects of some cancer drugs.
BHF scientists are looking at our genes to find new ways to stop people suffering from heart disease. Watch our animation to learn more about this work and find out how your genes affect your heart.
A year in New York helped Dr Marc Dweck develop advanced ways to spot and treat heart problems, as he tells Sarah Brealey.
Thanks to BHF funding, Dr Tom McKinnon is aiming to find a new drug that reduces the risk of blood clots that cause a heart attack or stroke. Watch our video to learn more about his work.
Heart disease doesn't recognise boundaries and nor does research. Dr Rajiv Chowdhury is working on global health projects, including looking at the health effects of arsenic. He tells Sarah Brealey how his international approach helps patients.
At the BHF we fund research into cardiovascular disease and ensure discoveries from the lab bench make a difference at the patient’s bedside. Watch our animation for one example of how we’ve done just that.
To tackle heart and circulatory disease we need to look beyond the heart. Explore how we're investing millions of pounds to find a cure for problems all around the body.
Much of Professor Stuart Cook's work is based on international collaborations. He tells Sarah Brealey how his work in Singapore, looking at the role of genes in heart and circulatory disease, could help patients around the world.
Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that could be contributing to dementia. Sarah Brealey hears how Professor Joanna Wardlaw and her colleagues are tackling the problem.
Funded by the BHF, Professor Paolo Madeddu is researching ways to ensure bone marrow stays healthy so it can promote healing, especially in people with diabetes.
BHF Professor Federica Marelli-Berg's immune system research is tackling organ transplant rejection and myocarditis. Find out more, and watch a video about the research.
Professor Martin Wilkins is researching new treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension, supported by BHF funding.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is relatively common in older men and can be life-threatening. A new study hopes to shed light on how it develops.
Learn how BHF-funded research could help families who are affected by congenital heart disease.
An international collaboration has discovered previously unknown links between genetics and congenital heart disease, with the help of BHF funding.
Diabetes is a growing problem which damages your body in many ways. Dr Stephen Wheatcroft tells Sarah Brealey how he’s trying to find a cure.
There could be a simple way to reduce pre-eclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition which affects pregnant women and their unborn babies. Dr Hiten Mistry explains the latest research.
Kidney disease can cause major health problems, as well as raising your risk of heart disease. Dr Maarten Koeners is trying to tackle this problem.
BHF funded research is helping to find a cure for some types of sight problems. Dr Denise McDonald explains to Sarah Brealey.
Research has given new insight into an inherited heart condition causing sudden death in young people. Now a new BHF fund could help stop those deaths.
Bijan Modarai talks about his research into critical limb ischaemia, the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease, and how he hopes to save patients from amputation.
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.
Peter Weissberg shares highlights from his 12 year tenure as Medical Director of the BHF with Sarah Brealey.
A BHF-funded chemical engineer is perfecting a material to tackle heart valve disease. He tells Sarah Brealey how it could change patients’ lives
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.
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.
A bespoke microscope could bring insight into the self-healing heart of the zebrafish, moving us another step closer to a cure for heart failure. Dr Jonathan Taylor talks to us.
Stem cells could help cure heart failure. We look at major developments of the last 20 years and the role the BHF is playing.
The zebrafish has a special place in heart disease research. Here are some of the BHF-funded projects which use the fish to look for new treatments for heart failure and other heart conditions too.
Costanza Emanueli, our new BHF Professor, talks to us about using junk DNA to help heart patients recover and how travelling the world has furthered her research.
More than 50 years of BHF research has helped save countless lives. We meet four people who are living life to the full, thanks to our cardiac innovations.
Did you know that almost two thirds of BHF-funded PhD students are female? But women are under-represented in senior cardiovascular research roles, something the BHF is working to change. Here are 10 inspiring women scientists whose work we've supported.
Stem cell research could reveal new ways to help us mend broken hearts, as we discover.
Could a daily dose of aspirin and fish oil help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people with diabetes? We put the questions to Professor Jane Armitage.
A heart failure diagnosis led vegan Richard Mindham to question his attitudes to animal research.
Following a planned career break, Dr Danielle Paul is back studying heart muscle under the microscope. She talks to Sarah Kidner about her work and her ambitious plans for the future.
A new centre in Bristol will take lab research into hospitals to benefit patients. Professor Raimondo Ascione explains translational science and how animal research can be key to clinical breakthroughs.
Films like Face/Off, Terminator 2 and Demolition Man might sound far-fetched, but thanks to research we’re funding, they aren’t as far from reality as you’d think.
Professor Mark Hanson’s groundbreaking project is aiming to change habits passed down through generations. He tells us how he’s planning to do it. Plus, don't miss our behind-the-scenes video.
David Grieve and PhD student Arya Moez are using stem cells to try to regrow new blood vessels to help people with heart and circulation problems. Learn how expertise is passed on to a new generation of researchers.
Big data has become a hot topic in the field of research, but data collection and analysis have been driving innovation for decades, as BHF Professor John Danesh tells us.
Carbon monoxide could reduce complications from stent insertions in people who have had an angioplasty procedure. We talk to Dr Janet Chamberlain, who is leading the research at Sheffield University.
A world-leading project to sequence 100,000 human genomes could get thousands of families the diagnosis they need. Genomics England’s Chief Scientist tells us more.
Our Medical Director talks about changes he's witnessed in cardiovascular care, and where the next big breakthroughs might come from - read the interview or watch the video.
Working both in a BHF Centre of Research Excellence and with patients in the clinic helps BHF Professor Rhian Touyz investigate the causes of high blood pressure.
Mike Dodd tells us how he came to do his "dream job" researching the condition that affects his father and which he carries the gene for himself.