Each year our expert medical review panels carefully assess the many applications we receive from teams in hospitals and universities around the UK needing grants to help them progress their work into understanding, diagnosing and treating the country's biggest killer, heart disease.
Click on these current HRUK-funded projects to find out more:
University of Bristol - £117,433 - Can macrolide antibiotics prevent drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias?
Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London - £106,043 - Developing new MRI techniques for microscopic insights into heart muscle structure
University of Leicester - £182,912 - Developing a novel ECG-based test to measure the risk of sudden cardiac death
Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University of Birmingham - £46,900 - Studying exercise capacity and cardiovascular function in children born with ‘half a heart’ (only one ventricle in the heart)
William Harvey Research Institute, London - £88,489 Development of a novel biological medicine for heart attack
Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - £147,805 Exercise to reduce heart disease risk: which type of exercise programme is most suitable for people with a kidney transplant?
Glasgow Caledonian University - £76,500 Can 'small RNA' molecules prevent build-up of fats in arteries?
University of Dundee - £137,206 Reducing inflammation to protect against heart and blood vessel disease
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - £249,612 Making every donor heart count
University of Leeds - £125,105 Blood platelets and inflammation in heart disease
University of Bedfordshire - £86,434 The benefits of breaking up prolonged sedentary time on heart disease risk in people with spinal cord injury
Bristol Heart Institute - £76,054 Building new blood vessels to treat babies with structural defects of the heart
Imperial College London - £148,890 Detecting heart muscle stiffening early
Sheffield Hallam University - £144,134 Investigating the benefits and risks of using electronic cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking
University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital - £217,373 Imaging the heart in children born with heart disease - the 5-minute magnetic resonance scan
University of Oxford - £247,685 - Novel treatment for ‘pseudoaneurysms’ in the groin
Queen's University Belfast - £149,540 - Studying how DNA is expressed in diseased hearts
University of Leeds - £132,190 - Using biological gases to control abnormal heart rhythms
University of Bristol - £146,930 - Reducing vein graft failure following heart bypass surgery
Imperial College London - £149,518 - Could UDCA be a new antifibrotic therapy for chronic heart failure?
William Harvey Research Institute - £144,825 - A new treatment to prevent kidney damage in people undergoing angiography
University of Glasgow - £72,893 - Investigating the role of the ‘basement membrane’ in heart disease