Together we will improve the lives of babies born with heart defects, find the genes that cause inherited heart conditions and one day find a cure for heart failure and heart disease.

A microscope view of a heart

What we research

We fund around £100 million of life saving heart research every year.

Black and white photo of first heart transplant

How we've made heart history

We've funded some of the world's most pioneering heart science.

Professor Barbara Casadei with microscope

Our researchers

Your donations fund hundreds of scientists across the UK who are working to beat cardiovascular disease.

Science blogs

Different perspectives on the science that has changed the way heart problems are treated.

Our science image competition

Our 'Reflections of Research' competitions showcases amazing images from the world of heart science.

Where we fund

Find out about BHF-funded centres of research and our work with top universities across the UK.

Heart statistics

Cardiovascular disease statistics for the UK, compiled for the BHF by the University of Oxford.

Information for researchers

Find out about what we fund, how to apply for a grant, and more.

Researcher noticeboard

The latest news on BHF-funded research, events and conferences.