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Latest news

Our research leads to milestone in cardiac screening for high risk families

23 September 2016

The largest NHS-based centre to identify genetic causes of heart disease has welcomed its 10,000th family. The Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratory at the Churchill Hospital provides an inherited heart conditions service made possible by BHF-funded research.

Cricketers raise vital funds for fight against heart disease

22 September 2016

The world's best cricketers have joined the fight against heart disease to help raise vital funds for our research.

New tool to identify people at risk of coronary heart disease

21 September 2016

New ‘genetic risk scores’ could pave the way for earlier intervention and lifestyle changes to prevent heart attacks, according to an international research collaboration involving the University of Leicester.

New figures show twice as many ex-smokers than smokers currently living in England

20 September 2016

Smoking rates in England reach lowest levels on record as Public Health England launch fifth annual Stoptober campaign.

BHF Ambassador Pippa Middleton releases heart-healthy recipe book

19 September 2016

BHF Ambassador Pippa Middleton releases heart-healthy recipe book. It will be sold on Amazon and in all BHF shops.

Around half of Brits will leave their bucket lists unticked

19 September 2016

New figures released by the BHF reveals that we are a nation of dreamers, rather than doers, as almost half of us (48%) feel it could be unlikely we’ll ever fulfil our bucket lists before we die. The nation’s heart charity is encouraging everyone to get a head start on their list and take on an amazing overseas challenge to help fund life saving heart research.

New research suggests statins can reduce heart attack severity

19 September 2016

Researchers from China have published a new study suggesting that some medications which are prescribed to prevent heart attacks may also reduce heart attack severity.

Steventon fundraiser to conquer Blenheim Palace to help fund our research

19 September 2016

21-year-old Emily-Charlotte Bown is taking on our Blenheim Palace 10km and Half Marathon on 2 October to help fund our life saving research, after losing her mother, Sally, to a cardiac arrest just over three months ago.

Blood pressure treatment breakthrough

16 September 2016

High blood pressure can be caused by a tiny organ that senses oxygen levels in the blood, according to new research at the University of Bristol which we funded with your donations.

Ladies in red come together to support the British Heart Foundation

16 September 2016

Gemma Atkinson, Melanie Sykes, Kate Thornton, Amanda Byram, Angellica Bell and Glynis Barber looked sensational in scarlet as they stepped in front of the camera to support the BHF. These inspiring female celebrities are helping to raise awareness of women and heart disease and supporting our Bag It. Beat It. campaign.