Thanks to our research, today more people than ever survive heart and circulatory diseases. But these conditions still cause heartbreak for millions of families - killing 1 in 4 people. We will change that.
We research heart diseases because they all have one thing in common - they stop your heart working properly. From heart failure to congenital defects, research is happening now.
We all have a circulatory system, but if blood can’t flow properly through your veins and arteries it puts you at risk. We research circulatory conditions ranging from stroke to vascular dementia.
Risk factors are things that increase your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases. Like diabetes or high blood pressure. We research risk factors like these to protect your health.
Clot busting drugs. Transplants. Miniscule devices to correct heartbeats. The breakthroughs we’ve made in just over 50 years are the promise of cures and treatments to come.
Reflections of Research is our annual competition, reflecting the groundbreaking research we fund through images. This research would not be possible without your donations.
Our researchers are committed to finding cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases. Get to know some of the people behind our life saving research.
We’re the biggest funder of heart and circulatory research in the UK, funding £100 million worth of research projects a year. Search our projects here.
Statistics about heart and circulatory conditions in the UK.
Find out about what we fund, how to apply for a grant, and more.
Find out about the world-class centres of cardiovascular research that the British Heart Foundation are funding.