Our strategy

Our mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

"Each day in the UK, hundreds of people go to hospital due to a heart attack. In 1961, when the BHF began, the odds of survival, let alone recovery, from heart attack were extremely poor. Today, seven in ten survive to return home.

"We led the fight to change that with pioneering research that paved the way for life-saving treatments. We’re not going to stand still and wait for progress to come. We’re going to drive the fight forward by expanding our research programme, accelerating discovery, and pushing for its translation into life-saving benefits for all."

Simon Gillespie, BHF Chief Executive

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Fighting for our vision

By 2020, we will:

Read our vision and priorities to 2020