One in 25 pregnancies in the UK are affected by pre-eclampsia, which has long-lasting consequences. Sarah Brealey investigates new BHF research that aims to change that.
Between March and May 2019, we granted £21.4m of funding for life-saving research. Here are 5 exciting projects we’re funding.
Professor Pennell is looking at the heart's structure in microscopic detail to understand the development of heart failure.
BHF researchers are currently developing an app that will help people who have had a stroke monitor their blood pressure at home. We find out more.
How will smartphone apps of the future help look after our heart? We look at an app BHF researchers are currently developing to help us make smarter choices in supermarkets.
Imagine if your heart kept working well, no matter how old you are. It might just be possible, thanks to BHF-funded research.
If you have type 2 diabetes you're more likely to develop heart failure in the long term. Dr Gaurav Gulsin is researching this connection.
Between December 2018 and February 2019, we granted £19.7m of funding for life-saving research. Here are 5 of the most exciting projects we’re funding.
Could blood vessels unlock the secret to helping people with heart and circulatory diseases? Watch our video to find out more about how arteries and veins are made.
We look at BHF research to create a new and better device to help the heart keep pumping.
From researchers to surgeons, read about the extraordinary women who've helped shape the world of science over the last 150 years.
Between September and November 2018, we granted £23m of funding for life-saving research. Here are 5 of the most exciting projects we’re funding.
Many people complain of side effects when taking statins - but are these caused by the drug? Read how BHF-funded research can find out.
Researching 3D printed hearts could help families with heart problems, may make heart surgeries easier, and save the NHS money.
Research into an amazing type of Mexican fish could help us develop new ways of repairing the heart after a heart attack.
Our scientists aren’t afraid of creepy crawlies in their search for better ways to diagnose and treat heart and circulatory conditions. We meet three critters with potentially life-saving abilities.
Between June and August 2018, we granted £11 million of funding for life-saving research. That’s 34 new research projects across the UK. Here are 5 of the most exciting projects we're funding.
Research helps us find answers to problems such as heart attack, stroke and dementia. Sarah Brealey discovers how we make sure those answers are correct.
BHF research is shedding more light on how fats in your blood could affect your health. Our animation explains Dr Alan Stewart's research, and he tells Sarah Brealey more about his work.
Amyloidosis is a serious condition that can lead to problems with the heart and other organs. Now BHF research is discovering that it might be more common than previously thought.
Our expert explains more about amyloidosis, a condition which can affect different organs of your body, including your heart, and can be serious.
Learn how he BHF is funding research into high-tech computer modelling to create personalised treatments that could potentially help stop harmful blood clots.
In the last three months we’ve funded 50 new projects – that’s nearly £19m of life-saving research. Read about five of the most exciting.
Discover the answers to 8 common queries about BHF research, and learn how your donations are helping our researchers to beat heartbreak forever.
Nanotechnology is helping us map heart cells to learn about the causes of harmful heart rhythms. Sarah Brealey sets out Professor Julia Gorelik’s cutting-edge work
Harnessing cutting-edge technologies could bring new hope for people with heart and circulatory disease. In the first of a new series, Sarah Brealey learns how artificial intelligence could help treat heart failure.
Professor Massimo Caputo repairs the hearts of children born with congenital heart disease. He tells Sarah Brealey how BHF support is helping him improve lives.
In the last three months we've funded £16 million of life-saving research. That's 41 new research projects across the UK. Read about five of the most exciting.
BHF research is rigorously scrutinised so we get the most out of the money you donate. Lucy Trevallion meets four people who work behind the scenes to make this happen.
Watch our animation to find out how nanotechnology – the science and technology of very tiny things, is helping BHF researchers look for new treatments that could help heart failure patients.
We create lots of videos and animations to help inform, inspire and support people to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 of the best science videos we've produced recently. Prepare to be amazed...
Dr Vijay Kunadian is leading a research trial investigating whether standard heart attack treatments still suit patients in their 70s, 80s and 90s. She tells Sarah Brealey about her work.
Over the years we’ve developed a whole host of pioneering and innovative secrets to give us the edge in our fight against heart disease. Take a look at some of the most surprising methods we’re using in our research to win this battle once and for all.
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.
From November 2017 to February 2018 we granted £16 million of funding for life-saving research. That's 41 new research projects across the UK. Here are five of the most exciting projects we agreed to fund.
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.
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 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.
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.