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MPs vote in favour of an opt-out organ donation system in England

23 February 2018

Today the Private Members Bill in favour of an ‘opt out’ organ donation system in England moved a step closer to becoming law.

Progress in reducing heart attack deaths stalls

22 February 2018

Progress in reducing premature deaths (under 75) from coronary heart disease – the leading cause of heart attacks - is slowing to a near standstill, according to our latest figures.

Celebrities help keep hearts beating by attending The Beating Hearts Ball

21 February 2018

The red carpet was rolled out for British Heart Foundation guests and celebrity supporters at a glamorous black-tie fundraiser to raise money for life saving heart research and to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions.

Over three quarters of people in England say they would support changing the law for organ donation

21 February 2018

Over three quarters of people in England say they would support changing the law for organ donation. The BHF is urging people to ask their local MP to attend parliament this Friday to vote in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

Thousands of people at risk of preventable heart attacks and strokes

20 February 2018

New figures from The Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show that detection and treatment of high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AF), both risk factors for stroke and heart attack, are falling behind current NICE guidelines.

How repairing a broken volume switch could help people with heart failure

20 February 2018

We're funding a study to repair a broken link to nerve cells that exacerbates damage caused by cardiovascular disease.

Rapid air pollution increases as harmful as sustained exposure, according to new research

16 February 2018

Rapid increase in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Belfast scientist awarded £250,000 for heart failure research

14 February 2018

Researchers we fund at Queen’s University, Belfast have been awarded are to investigate if a protein they have identified could be used to diagnose and treat heart failure patients

The BHF smashes Guinness World Records title in show of solidarity for heart patients

14 February 2018

The BHF has smashed the Guinness World Records title with almost 18,000 heartfelt messages united in world’s longest chain of paper hearts, in show of solidarity for heart patients.

Every minute counts when it comes to heart attack treatment

14 February 2018

New research shows every minute counts for patients who suffer the most severe type of heart attack.