Bristol Heart Institute
Leading research in the battle against heart disease
Bristol Heart Institute is a world-leading centre for translational cardiovascular research and the leading academic cardiac surgery centre in the UK.
We specialise in preventing, predicting, detecting, reducing and treating cardiovascular disease, bringing together scientists and clinicians from across the University and the NHS in Bristol, and training the next generation of cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics.
We harness the expertise of Bristol's translational science community and benefit from close proximity to outstanding medical facilities, such as the £61M Bristol Heart Institute Clinical Facility.
In this way, we make the journey from bench to bedside, from scientist to patient, in our fight against heart disease, still the UK's number one killer.
- Research aims to reduce strokes caused by tiny air bubbles entering blood stream during heart surgery 14 April 2022
- Diabetes breakthrough: gel-like sieve in blood vessels a new target for repairing damaged hearts 25 February 2022
- Scientists breaking barriers to treating heart failure 11 February 2022
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A joint initiative between University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol. It unites cardiology with cardiac surgery, imaging and cardiovascular research.