Heart Research UK (formerly National Heart Research Fund)
Suite 12D, Joseph's Well Hanover Walk
Heart Research UK (formerly the National Heart Research Fund) was founded in 1967 by Mr David Watson, a working heart surgeon, who knew that he could help more patients if more research was carried out into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
For the last 40 years, the charity has funded pioneering medical research including some of the first heart transplants in the UK, the world's first successful artificial heart pump implanted in a Birmingham man and the ongoing development of an artificial heart device to aid patients with heart failure.
Grants are awarded to universities and hospitals around the UK and current research includes improvements in surgical techniques for both adults and children, diagnosis and treatments for patients with heart failure, all forms of heart disease, heart attack and heart transplants.
Prevention is better than cure so we also support healthy heart projects to help educate adults and children of the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise and the dangers of smoking. Heart Research UK receives no government funding and over 60% of our income is received from legacies - your legacy will help to ensure that our vital work continues in the fight against the UK's biggest killer.