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Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010
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Heart Research UK London marathon presentation 2010

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Thank you to all our runners and supporters in the London Marathon 2010. …

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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  1.  
  2. Congratulations to all our London Marathon runners
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  4. And a big thank you to our London Marathon runners and their generous supporters
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  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>
  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>
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  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>
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  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>
  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
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  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>
  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>
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  17. Heart Facts The distance that blood travels around your body is the equivalent of flying from UK - Hong Kong and back every day
  18. Heart Facts Over 50 years, the heart expends enough energy to lift a battleship out of the water
  19. Heart Facts Octopuses have three hearts
  20. Heart Facts Humpback whale’s heart weighs same as 3 human adults (195kg)
  21. Congratulations to all our London Marathon runners
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  23. And a big thank you to our London Marathon runners and their generous supporters
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