Heart Research UK

Together we will prevent, treat and cure heart diseases through research, education and community support until there are no more deaths from heart diseases

Heart Research UK
Together we will prevent, treat and cure heart diseases through research, education and community support until there are no more deaths from heart diseases

Heart Research UK was founded in Leeds in 1967 by eminent cardiovascular surgeon Mr David Watson, with the aim of making heart surgery safer. In the last 50 years, Heart Research UK has funded major breakthroughs, including the invention of pioneering artificial heart valves, funded six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants, and funded the implantation of the world’s first permanent artificial heart, given to Peter Houghton, at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, Heart Research UK Chief Executive, said: “Heart Research UK is a forward thinking charity, always chasing the next major breakthrough that will save lives. Our pioneering and world-class research focuses on delivering benefits to patients as soon as possible. We want to bring advancements made in the lab to those who need it. Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by heart issues. Together, we are taking on heart disease, one of the nation’s single biggest killers.”

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