The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity. BHF funds around 1,200 research projects investigating ever aspect of heart disease, from causes and safer drugs to improving surgical techniques. It produces publications, videos, public information campaigns, advertising and other material for heath professionals and the public on how to improve the health of the heart, and to help people reduce their own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness.
BHF also provide support and care for heart patients. It funds nurses who visit heart patients with all types of heart conditions in their homes, and provide defibrillators and echocardiograph machines for hospitals, emergency services and first-aiders.
Income 2010: £198.3m