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About Help BEAT Heart Disease

Help BEAT Heart Disease encourages people from across Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas who have conditions such as angina, atrial fibrillation and heart failure to take part in research studies.

Heart disease is one of the health conditions in the Research for the Future campaign (alongside diabeteskidney disease and respiratory disease).

Research for the Future is a NHS campaign to encourage people to get more involved with local health research opportunities. Find out more.

Take a look at our one minute promotional video here 

About Heart Disease

There are many different heart conditions and problems which can be referred to as ‘heart disease’. The term ‘cardiovascular disease’ is also used to describe any disease affecting the heart or blood vessels (circulation). Examples of heart disease include angina, heart attack, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms.

There are lots of factors which can affect heart health including smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and physical inactivity. Find out more about heart disease, including how to manage it, on the British Heart Foundation website.

There are around seven million people living with heart disease in the UK. If you’re interested in finding out how you can take part in cardiovascular research studies, join Help BEAT Heart Disease. By signing up you could help to improve future generations’ healthcare.

Joining Help BEAT Heart Disease

Joining Help BEAT Heart Disease is free. When you sign up, we will ask you for your contact details, what heart condition you have and whether you have a family history of heart disease. We will explain the different types of research and you can tell us which of these you are interested in.

It is always your decision whether you take part in any research we tell you about. Your participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw from a study or from the Research for the Future database at any time without it affecting the care you receive.

Any information you provide is stored on a secure NHS database kept in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (2018).  Only the Research for the Future team have access to it.  Your details will never be passed to anyone else.

Help us improve care and treatments and sign up to Help BEAT Heart Disease.


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