Saving lives at the world-leading Barts Heart Centre

Our £10m funding to the Barts Heart Centre is helping to save lives by combining research and clinical care.

We’re aiming to significantly improve heart health for patients in our community and beyond.

We’re dedicated to

Reducing rates of heart disease in our community and developing new approaches for patients in the hospitals we support and worldwide.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects thousands of people in East London. We're helping Barts Heart Centre deliver outstanding care to our communities, ensuring they're among the first to benefit from innovations in cardiac medicine.

The difference we’re making

  • Funding towards the creation of the world-class Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s
  • Saving lives through research into new approaches for heart patients
  • Helping our local population access the highest quality care, through the combination of the best medical staff and best equipment all under one roof
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What the hospital staff are saying

“The people of North and East London continue to suffer appalling rates of cardiovascular disease. If the Centre lowers early mortality rates to European levels, then we could potentially save over 11,000 lives in the next five years.”

– Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology and Executive Director of the Barts Heart Centre

MRI staff at Barts Heart Centre

Funding extraordinary healthcare

Patients and staff are already benefitting from equipment funded by Barts Charity, including two MRI scanners at the Barts Heart Centre.

Our £10.2m funding focuses on five key areas:

  • Barts Clinical Trials Unit - enabling the Centre to support an extensive portfolio of trials
  • Medical devices - specialising in medical devices for heart patients, such as electrocardiogram (ECG) "jackets" for monitoring electrical activity in the heart
  • Drug treatments - new research into the heart-protective properties of inorganic nitrates - what's thought to be responsible for the beneficial effects of green leafy vegetables
  • Genomic medicine - aiming to identify the genetic causes of rare cardiac abnormalities
  • Patient-generated data - developing a major new resource to support crucial research


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