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Latest news

Graeme Souness announced as Ambassador for Research

21 July 2016

Sky Sports pundit, Graeme Souness has joined our fight for every heartbeat by becoming our Ambassador for Research.

Researchers discover new blood vessel gene

19 July 2016

Researchers at the BHF have discovered a new gene called Wars2 is responsible for blood vessel formation, thanks to your donations.

Obesity linked with premature death in Cambridge study part-funded by the BHF

13 July 2016

An international coalition led by the University of Cambridge researchers funded by the BHF has found that being overweight or obese significantly increases a person's risk of death before the age of 70.

Study shows heart attack care varies widely across the country

13 July 2016

The care received by patients after suffering a life-altering type of heart attack varies widely across the country, according to a 10 year study at the University of Leeds part-funded by the BHF.

James Taylor supports the Big Red Day to fund our life saving research

8 July 2016

Former cricketer James Taylor will be lending his support to the Emirates Old Trafford’s ‘Big Red Day’ to raise money for our research into heart disease.

New standards to deliver high quality congenital heart disease services introduced

8 July 2016

Actions to ensure core standards of quality and sustainability apply across all specialist services have been announced today by NHS England.

Omega-3 may cut chances of dying from a heart attack

29 June 2016

Researchers have found that foods with high levels of Omega-3 acids, such as oily fish, nuts and seeds were associated with around a 10 per cent lower risk of fatal heart attacks.

Statins debate linked to rise in patients stopping treatment

28 June 2016

Research has shown that media coverage on statins has led to an increase in patients stopping taking their medications.