Skip to main content

Heart failure – University of Reading

Show access keys

Heart failure

Heart failure

Playback: High | Low 

Download: High | Low (right-click to save)

At the University of Reading we are interested in understanding the way the heart behaves under normal and diseased conditions. The heart is usually able to adjust its activities to a person's physical requirements, for example during exercise and at rest. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to meet these demands, and can happen in response to high blood pressure or following a heart attack.

Heart attacks and strokes often occur in the early part of the day. The cycle of day and night is likely to be important in heart function - it appears that sleep is as important as exercise and a good diet in keeping a healthy heart!

Study of heart cells reaction to conditions that cause heart failure

Things to do now

Watch our films

Find out about our research

  • Biological Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences

Feedback on films

  • Please take our film survey

We appreciate your feedback about our films

We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top