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New service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire

13 December 2017

The BHF and NHS England have today launched a new service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire and Humber.

A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery

13 December 2017

In what is believed to be a first in the UK a baby girl born with her heart outside her body has survived.

Health Secretary calls for public to put aside taboo of organ donation to save thousands of lives

12 December 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to overcome a “fatal reluctance” to talk about organ donation with relatives, as he launches a major public consultation on plans to introduce a new opt-out system.

Scientists to explore how stem cells could heal heart attack damage

11 December 2017

Scientists at the University of Surrey are to investigate how stem cells could be used to repair the heart after it’s damaged by a heart attack.

Air pollution cancels out health benefits of exercise

6 December 2017

Benefits of exercise for older people may be outweighed by harm caused by pollution

Pippa Middleton surprises children battling heart disease

5 December 2017

Our Ambassador Pippa Middleton pledges her support for our Christmas Appeal at surprise hospital visit

Rise in patients on heart transplant waiting list

3 December 2017

The number of people on the waiting list for a new heart in the UK has risen by 162 per cent since 2008, with around 250 people now anxiously awaiting the life-saving operation first carried out in South Africa 50 years ago today.

Former strategy advisor to the Prime Minister to join our Executive Group

30 November 2017

Jacob West to join our Executive Group and lead new Healthcare Innovation directorate

UK rates of obesity among worst in Europe

28 November 2017

Rising obesity rates and uncontrolled cholesterol levels may cause resurgence in rates of heart attacks and strokes.