Our successes in heart disease research

A child who benefited from BHF research

Our congenital heart problem research successes

In 1961, 8 out of 10 babies born with a congenital heart condition died before their first birthday. Thanks to our research, 8 out of 10 babies survive to adulthood.

an x ray showing a pacemaker inside the chest

Our successes with heart rhythm problems research

Since we were founded we’ve been working hard to improve and save the lives of people with abnormal heart rhythms. We’ve come a long way, but we have more to do.

an image of a heart

Our successes in heart failure research

Since we were founded in 1961, our researchers have made many breakthroughs in heart failure medication.

Our successes in heart attack research

We’ve made huge progress in diagnosing and treating heart attacks. In the 1960s, 7 out of 10 heart attacks were fatal. Now, at least 7 out of 10 people survive.

Our successes in heart valve disease research

Thousands of people in the UK have heart valve replacement each year, and many benefit from the research and advances made possible by the BHF.

Our successes in HCM research

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease where the muscle wall of the heart gets thicker. BHF researchers have pioneered treatments for this condition.