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Being overweight may protect patients after heart surgery

20 January 2017

BHF-funded researchers find that overweight patients do better after heart surgery than patients of a normal weight.

3D hearts predict patient survival

16 January 2017

Researchers that we've part-funded have developed technology which can accurately predict the prognosis of people who suffer from pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Does stress increase the risk of heart disease and stroke?

11 January 2017

BHF response to research finding that stress may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Majority of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards

10 January 2017

More than two-thirds of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to our research.

Welsh Government publish updated Heart Conditions Delivery Plan in close collaboration with BHF Cymru

6 January 2017

BHF Cymru welcomes the publication of the heart conditions delivery plan

Former BHF Medical Director awarded CBE

31 December 2016

The BHF has today welcomed the award of a CBE to former Medical Director, Professor Peter Weissberg

Googlebox star in comedy night success

22 December 2016

Gogglebox star Alex Michael raised the roof of Brighton’s Komedia with a comedy night which raised over £900 to support our life saving research.

BHF responds to new study on why people don’t know they've had a heart attack

22 December 2016

New study shows link between people who have a high pain tolerance and unrecognised heart attacks.

BHF response to ICO decision

21 December 2016

Our response to news reports today about the ICO's decision on charity fundraising in relation to the BHF.

BHF researchers develop blood test for heart disease

19 December 2016

The troponin test – currently used to help diagnose a heart attack – could also be a an effective way of assessing a person's future heart disease risk, according to BHF research from Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities.