Heart health

Whether you're a heart patient or you know someone who has heart disease, we're here for you. We also help you keep your heart healthy and learn life-saving CPR skills.

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Preventing heart disease

Information on healthy eating, staying active and other factors that can help keep your heart healthy.

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Nation of Lifesavers

Know how to save a life by learning CPR or knowing where your nearest defibrillator is.

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We have information on every heart condition and tell you how to get support if you have one.


Learn about the different tests used to find out how your heart is doing or diagnose a condition.


Find out about the treatments that are available if you have a heart condition.

Living with a heart condition

Information on the lifestyle changes you may have to make if you have a heart condition.

How we can help

Heart health questions? Call our Heart Helpline to speak to our Cardiac Nurses and Information Support Officers. 

Risk factors

Smoking, a poor diet and other factors, increase your risk of heart disease.

How your heart works

Everything you need to know about the most important muscle in the human body.

Children and young people

Information for parents on how to ensure your child grows up with a healthy heart, and resources specially for kids.

Join Heart Matters

Heart Matters is our free membership scheme. Join to receive our regular magazine and access recipes.

Healthcare professionals

The BHF Alliance is network for healthcare professionals working in cardiovascular treatment and care.

Join Health at Work

Our free scheme to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Our publications

We have a range of publications on on heart-related matters to download or order.

Heart Support Groups

Our groups across England and Wales are open to anyone with a heart condition, as well as their partners and families.