Three quarters of people who suffer heart attacks now survive as research and healthcare continues to improve.
But new figures from the British Heart Foundation show although deaths are decreasing - heart failure remains the UK's single biggest killer.
Now, the charity has announced it's providing the University of Reading with state-of-the-art equipment to help progress research, as Mel Bloor reports.
Trish Rump, heart attack victim
Simon Gillespie, British Heart Foundation Chief Executive
Dr Sam Boateng, heart disease researcher
The number of people dying from heart attacks has gone down in the south east. The British Heart Foundation is releasing its latest figures on heart disease at the University of Reading today.