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