British Heart Foundation – The Aorta

Dr Peter Vincent and Miss Ana Plata, of Imperial College, London.

Shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation Reflections of Research competition 2010.

The first animation shows the construction of a computer model of the body's main artery, the aorta, made by scanning a cast of blood vessels from a rabbit.

The second video depicts the movement of blood inside this model.

Atherosclerosis, a disease involving the build-up of fatty plaques in the arteries, is the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes.

Over the last decade, it's been shown that the onset of this disease depends on the way your blood flows.

A computerised representation of the structure of the blood vessels will help researchers accurately model blood flow so they can study its relationship with artery disease.

"Our BHF-funded research group uses advanced computational techniques to solve fluid dynamics problems in the field of biomedicine.

"These animations are the result of a strong collaborative effort between clinicians, biologists and engineers," said Ana Plata.

First video: P. Vincent, A. Hunt, S. Sherwin, P. Weinberg.

Second video: A. Plata, P. Vincent, A. Hunt, S. Sherwin, P. Weinberg.

British Heart Foundation – Prepare to Beat The Beacon

Our London to Brighton cycle ride has one feature that everybody talks about – Ditchling Beacon.

Make sure you are prepared to Beat the Beacon.

British Heart Foundation – London to Brighton Bike Ride 2008

A BBC News report from the start of this year's 54-mile British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday 15 June.

British Heart Foundation – Highlights from the Angina Monologues

Watch highlights from the Angina Monologues starring Victoria Wood, Jo Brand, Katy Brand, Andi Osho, Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes.

British Heart Foundation – Your guide to an exercise ECG (stress test), heart disease test

Do you have a stress test coming up? Watch this video to find out what to expect.

British Heart Foundation – Your guide to a CT Angiogram, heart disease test

Do you have a CT Angiogram coming up? Watch this video to find out what to expect.

Your Guide to TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) – heart disease treatment

Do you have a TAVI procedure coming up? Watch this video to find out what to expect.

British Heart Foundation – Here it is, your heart, 2009 TV ad

This is our latest TV campaign. Our campaign aims to increase understanding of the significance of heart disease.

We're asking everyone who has heart disease to get in touch by calling the Heart Helpline on 0300 333 1 333 so we can help you look after your heart.