Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010

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Thank you to all our runners and supporters in the London Marathon 2010.
From Rachel and everyone at Heart Research UK

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Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010

  1. 2. Congratulations to all our London Marathon runners
  2. 4. And a big thank you to our London Marathon runners and their generous supporters
  3. 6. Who is Heart Research UK? <ul><li>National charity based in Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>by heart surgeon </li></ul><ul><li>Mr David Watson </li></ul>
  4. 7. What does HRUK do? <ul><li>We fund pioneering research into the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and cure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>of heart disease </li></ul>
  5. 9. What have we achieved so far? <ul><li>£16million medical research projects </li></ul><ul><li>£750,000 lifestyle grants </li></ul><ul><li>Our founder transplanted 1st tissue valve </li></ul><ul><li>6 of first 8 successful UK heart transplants </li></ul>
  6. 11. Who have we helped? <ul><li>Beth Pallas - born with 2 holes in heart & defective valve </li></ul><ul><li>Underwent 13 hour operation to replace defective valve </li></ul><ul><li>Now a happy, healthy little girl thanks to HRUK </li></ul>
  7. 12. Guinness World Record <ul><li>HRUK funded world’s 1st heart pump implant operation on Peter Houghton in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pump supports weak heart by performing the heart’s own pumping action. </li></ul>Peter is now in Guinness Book of Records - longest surviving person with an artificial heart pump
  8. 14. Breakthroughs on the horizon <ul><li>Artificial heart muscle </li></ul><ul><li>Assists weak heart - wrapping artificial blanket around heart </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny motor on each band assists heart beat </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting edge science with worldwide significance – funded by HRUK </li></ul>
  9. 15. Healthy Heart Grants <ul><li>Communities spreading Healthy Heart message </li></ul><ul><li>Circus skills to teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Tandem bikes for visually impaired people </li></ul><ul><li>Brownies’ Healthy Heart badge </li></ul>
  10. 17. Heart Facts The distance that blood travels around your body is the equivalent of flying from UK - Hong Kong and back every day
  11. 18. Heart Facts Over 50 years, the heart expends enough energy to lift a battleship out of the water
  12. 19. Heart Facts Octopuses have three hearts
  13. 20. Heart Facts Humpback whale’s heart weighs same as 3 human adults (195kg)
  14. 21. Congratulations to all our London Marathon runners
  15. 23. And a big thank you to our London Marathon runners and their generous supporters

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