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Today, the British Heart Foundation turns 60 years old.

That’s 60 years of ground breaking, life saving, awe inspiring research.

To celebrate, the charity has been reflecting on the wide range of pioneering and innovative work the organisation has funded over the last six decades.

In the 1980s, it was BHF-funded research that helped prove the benefits of statins, which now save thousands of lives every year in the UK. More recently, AI technology that detects early warning signs of future heart attacks received CE mark accreditation in 2021 to be rolled out across the NHS.

The British Heart Foundation goals for the next 60 years are more ambitious than ever. Cures for inherited heart diseases, radically improved treatments for stroke, ways to stop vascular dementia in its tracks, and of course recovering from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The short video below shows the progress and impact of BHF research and ambitions for future research.

Here's to the next 60 and all that this charity can achieve with our support


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