Heart researchers in Sheffield have been awarded grants of more than £1.3 million by the British Heart Foundation to carry out a pioneering research project.
The team is being led by Professor Paul Evans at The University of Sheffield.
He and his researchers will use the money to work out how blood flow patterns in the arteries can cause heart disease.
Professor Jeremy Pearson, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “Through research we’re fighting for every heartbeat, so one day we can put an end to the devastation heart disease brings.
“This pioneering research project is one of thousands across the UK bringing us a step closer to winning the battle against heart disease.
“We couldn’t fund the research team here at The University of Sheffield without the generous donations of supporters.”