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About the British Heart Foundation

We fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They're all connected, and they're all under our microscope

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Targeting the world's biggest killers

Research has given us machines that can restart hearts, the ability to fix arteries in tiny babies, the power to give someone a heart they weren’t born with, and so much more.

But heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 in the UK, they cause heartbreak on every street. And that’s why our work is as urgent and vital as ever.

Our research, is the promise to protect the people we love. Our parents. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our grandparents. Our closest friends.

Research is who we are. The promise of future preventions, treatments and cures.

People’s donations have got us this far. Every breakthrough we’ve made, funded by people like you.


Donate to our life saving research

The world's biggest killers are connected

Conditions like heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia are all linked by your blood not flowing properly. That's why our research starts with your heart, but doesn't stop there. Our research is unlocking the connections between heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors. 

Beat heartbreak for people like Beau

When Demi looks at baby daughter Beau she feels very proud. After being born with hypoplastic left heart, a condition known as ‘half a heart’, Beau has defied doctor’s expectations at every stage of her young life.

“At one point doctors said she might not make it through the night, but she did. They said she might never learn to walk or talk but she is walking round the furniture and she can say ‘hi’, ‘mum’ and other words.
Demi, Beau's mum

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Got a question or a query? Get in touch through our website or find a BHF office near you

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