The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation is a medical research charity with a mission to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and a vision of a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.


Our Genetic Information Service (GIS) can provide information if someone or a member of their family has been diagnosed with or has died from what is suspected to be an inherited heart condition.


The service, run by cardiac nurses with training in practical genetics, can facilitate a GP referral for expert assessment in a specialist clinic that deals with inherited heart conditions. This assessment could help to detect and treat an inherited heart condition, potentially saving lives.


Call the GIS on 0300 456 8383. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (charged at a rate similar to 01 or 02 calls).