CORDA Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death and disability in the Western world. Nearly half of us will die from the disease, usually by suffering a stroke or heart attack and probably without showing any symptoms beforehand. CORDA is a charity that was established to find a way of detecting cardiovascular disease at an early stage by the use of fast, painless and non-invasive means, and then to reverse the disease. CORDA set out to help people answer the following important questions: Have I got the disease? Is it going to kill me? Can something be done about it? Is it possible to monitor the effectiveness of treatment? We share CORDA's aims and values, and so, in May 2014, the charity was integrated into Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.