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New estimates reveal heart death risk for people living with diabetes

25 September 2017

Nearly 240,000 people living with Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with heart disease or stroke in England and Wales each year, according to new estimates.

Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

22 September 2017

High-tech scanning techniques could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear, according to research we've funded presented at the Global Cardio-oncology Summit in London.

The Duchess of York announced as BHF Ambassador

20 September 2017

The Duchess of York was today announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at The William Harvey Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London, where the BHF funds life saving heart research.

Smoking and diabetes are biggest risk factors for peripheral artery disease

19 September 2017

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can lead to limb amputation

Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health

15 September 2017

Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health, and could play a vital role in helping children meet government recommendations, according to new British Heart Foundation-funded research in Bristol.

Government publishes paper on science after Brexit

6 September 2017

Today the Government has published its position paper on Science and Brexit. This long-awaited paper sets out what the UK would like to see from a new relationship with the EU when it comes to scientific research.

Statins reduce deaths from heart disease by 28 per cent in men

6 September 2017

Statins cut the risk of death by heart attack by over a quarter in men, according to a study published today in Circulation.

Record numbers of hospital visits by women with heart disease and stroke

6 September 2017

The number of women visiting hospital with heart disease or stroke has hit an all-time high. There has been a surge of 100,000 visits in just a decade.

Hundreds of transplants missed each year

4 September 2017

More than three families a week say no to organ donation because they didn’t know what their relative wanted, according to new figures released by NHS Blood and Transplant.

One in ten men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are

4 September 2017

One in ten men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are, according to analysis from the heart age test.