Read how motherhood inspired the work of this BHF-funded researcher.

Young mother, Dr Suchita Nadkarni, is investigating how a cardiovascular disease called pre-eclampsia develops in pregnant women.

Pre-eclampsia is the leading cause of mother and child death worldwide and it was this statistic that struck a chord with Dr Nadkarni; it led to her dedicating her research carer to the...
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Read why Claire and her family are taking on our 54 mile London to Brighton Bike Ride this year.

45 year old aircraft pilot, Claire Stone, has experienced the devastating impact of heart disease first-hand.

Claire’s daughter, Victoria, was born in April 2005 - she was a healthy baby, but at nine months, following a supposed cold that wouldn’t go away, Victoria became seriously ill and...
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Jennifer’s angina transpired to be more serious than initially thought – read her story.

Jennifer Waller, from Surrey, underwent heart bypass surgery in 2006 after struggling with angina.

However, after surgery, Jennifer experienced numerous setbacks: “It was hard to manage daily activities when exertion brought on chest pain and breathlessness to such an extent that I thought I would...
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Read how this mum is going the extra mile for her son born with a hole in his heart.

Anne-Marie Craven’s 13 year old son, Bailey, has been under regular cardiologist care since he was three days old.

As a way of raising money and awareness, Anne-Marie has decided to take on the London marathon for the BHF this year!

Anne-Marie, wanted to put herself through the 26.2 mile race after being...
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Do you know the common symptoms of a heart attack?

We conducted a survey amongst our supporters which showed that around half of heart attack survivors delayed seeking medical help for over an hour.

Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and don’t delay getting help, even if you’re in doubt.

For more information on the causes and treatments for heart attacks please...
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A father and daughter lace up their running shoes to raise money for the BHF!

Last year, Hannah and her dad, Tim, both celebrated milestone birthdays, turning 18 and 50 respectively.

To mark the occasion, the pair decided to take on a challenge to raise money for the BHF. They both share a love of fell running, so have challenged themselves to run 900 miles of fell races throughout...
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A dad of three is reunited with the heroes who saved his life when he collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Darren Nicholls collapsed after a training run for a couch to 5k event. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and needed immediate assistance.

Luckily, a fellow runner called 999 and followed CPR instructions over the phone, whilst a team of volunteers retrieved the on-site...
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Read how this mum put her efforts into fundraising after her daughter was diagnosed with heart failure.

Wendy Spencer from Ayrshire found out that her daughter, Alice, had fallen ill whilst living in New Zealand.

Doctors discovered the 32-year-old had an undiagnosed heart condition called atrial septal defect, meaning she has a hole between the upper chambers of her heart.

Speaking about...
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Matthew prepares to run a marathon for the BHF in memory of a cousin who died from heart disease.

Matthew’s cousin, James, was working as a trainee rigger on an oil rig in Scotland in 2014. One day he went for a nap and, tragically, never woke up. He was just 25 years old.

James died as a result of cardiomyopathy – a disease of the heart muscle which affects the size and shape of the heart....
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Read why this mum is raising awareness about the importance of organ donation.

10 years ago Carla Gair fell ill in a Salisbury nightclub on a night out with friends. She collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest and was later diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and fitted with an internal defibrillator.

“It came out of the blue - it was a massive shock. I really did not think anything...
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Bored of bake sales? Fed up with fancy dress?

Become a Heart Flyer and embrace your wild side whilst experiencing the unforgettable thrill of a tandem skydive.

Beat the butterflies and get ready for 10,000 feet of pure exhilaration – all whilst helping to fund our life saving heart research.

We’ve teamed up with Skydive Centre, one of the country’s largest tandem skydive operators to bring...
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Please share this post and ask your MP to learn more about the urgent need for genetic testing for inherited conditions.

David Collings suffered a heart attack on Boxing Day 2010, just days before his 44th birthday.

After having a stent fitted, David was referred to a BHF-supported familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) testing and treatment programme.

It was determined that not only he, but...
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5 year old Scarlett Dougan was born with a rare congenital heart defect which means she'll never be able to take a flight.

So, the team at British Heart Foundation - Scotland arranged a special day at Glasgow Airport with the airline Jet 2 so that Scarlett and her brothers, Nathaniel and Philip, could have the trip of a lifetime - without leaving the tarmac!

The children even got to sit in...
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Make 2017 the year you do something different, something you'll never forget. Take on a 52 mile bike ride - with a twist.

At midnight you’ll set off from the iconic Intu Trafford Centre - cycling through Lancashire's sleepy country lanes as you head for the Blackpool sea front, where the world famous illuminations will be switched on ready to welcome you through the finish line.

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Manchester to Blackpool Night Ride 2017

The family of a lady who collapsed and died just months before her wedding hope to raise awareness of silent heart conditions.

27 year old Lindsey Coulter died in April 2016, just six months before she was due to marry her fiancé, Brian Ellison.

She suffered a cardiac arrest whilst working out at the gym and it’s believed she suffered from an unknown, inherited heart condition.
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Read why this cardiac arrest survivor equipped his community with a life saving defibrillator.

Stewart Clifford suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Carlton Colville just before Christmas. Thanks to early defibrillation and CPR provided by the emergency services, the 66-year-old is now back home.

Speaking about the incident, Stewart said: “Thankfully the fire brigade and paramedics were...
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Giving up chocolate for a month to raise money wasn’t enough for Ella, so she decided to take on a triathlon too!

10 year old Ella Stapleton is currently on a month-long DECHOX to raise money for the BHF in memory of her nanny who died of heart failure last year.

Wanting to give her fundraising an extra boost, Ella decided to embark on her very own triathlon as well. Her challenge consists...
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A Derbyshire grandad thanks the Air Ambulance crew who helped save his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

75 year old Richard Heathcote was with a group of gamekeepers on steep hillside fields near Ashbourne when he suddenly became unresponsive.

Richard had been chatting to another gamekeeper, Martin Greatbatch, when he collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Martin recognised the...
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