The Heartbeat Trust is a charity established in 2004 by Prof Ken McDonald and Dr. Mark Ledwidge to support specialist clinical and research services in heart failure and heart failure prevention in Ireland. The Heartbeat Trust’s services are based in St. Vincent’s Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, and The Conway Institute, University College Dublin.

Our Mission is to improve Heart Failure care for all through advocacy and the provision of internationally leading research and services

What we do

Increase public awareness of heart failure

Support an early warning and prevention programme for people diagnosed with heart failure and those at risk of developing heart failure.

Help severe Heart Failure patients live longer and better with fewer visits to hospital

Help vulnerable Heart Failure patients manage their condition in the community and in their homes by providing specialist services to these patients in the community thereby reducing A&E visits and unnecessary hospital stays by 40%

Build unique collaborations between hospitals, community care, healthcare professionals and patients for the benefit and ease of patients and their carers

Our scientists carry out translational research into heart failure prevention, causes and care in the Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Develop infrastructure for patients, care providers, researchers, healthcare funders and healthcare technology companies to collaborate and personalise cardiovascular care maximising benefits, reducing risks and prioritising cardiovascular disease prevention