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Why tackling high blood pressure is crucial to improving the nation’s heart health

24 January 2017

BHF blogs about how our research is helping to improve detection and management of high blood pressure and develop new testing models

New statistics show average Brit hasn’t ridden a bike in over nine years

23 January 2017

Our latest survey has found that the average Brit hasn’t ridden a bike in nine years, with one in five avoiding the saddle for more than 10 years. We are urging Brits to get back in the saddle this year by signing up to the iconic London to Brighton Bike Ride, taking place on Sunday 18 June 2017, to raise money for life saving heart research.

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.