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"Helping hearts" since 1967
Heart Research UK has been "helping hearts" since 1967 when Yorkshire heart surgeon, David Watson set up the charity as he felt patients were dying unnecessarily because of the lack of research into heart disease.
At the time cardiac surgery carried serious risks, the mortality rate was high and little heart research was being done in the UK. It was also particularly difficult for surgeons like Mr Watson to obtain grants for the research necessary to reduce the risk of operations.
Now, more than 45 years later, 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.
There is a strong emphasis on supporting clinical and surgical projects and young researchers on their first steps into research.
The charity also 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.
To view our 45 years of Heart Research UK leaflet please click here