Heart Research UK is a visionary charity that leads the way funding ground breaking, innovative medical research projects at the cutting edge of science into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, and encourages and supports original healthy lifestyle initiatives that explore novel ways of preventing heart disease in all sectors of the community, helping people to live healthier, happier, longer lives.
At Heart UK we’re passionate about preventing premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. That’s why we provide information, advice & support. Our helpline is manned by specialist nurses and dietitians, and is open from 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday.
Vascular disease is the collective term for diseases of the veins and arteries. Every part of the body to which blood flows can be affected by it. It’s as common as cancer and heart disease, and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK, many of which are preventable. People with diabetes are five times more likely to develop vascular disease. The Circulation Foundation funds and promotes research into the causes, treatment and prevention of vascular disease in the UK. We provide essential information to sufferers and their families, whilst raising awareness of vascular disease and the importance of healthy veins and arteries, to ensure we can lead longer, healthier lives.