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Statins link to better heart structure and function

26 May 2017

Statins are associated with improved heart structure and function, according to research presented at the EuroCMR conference in Prague.

A third of all stroke survivors could develop dementia within five years

20 May 2017

This dementia awareness week, three of the UK’s leading health charities have highlighted that one in ten stroke survivors are expected to develop dementia within a year of having their stroke.

Standardised cigarette packs come in to force

20 May 2017

Our Chief Executive has today welcomed the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging, following many years of campaigning by the BHF and other leading health organisations.

BHF funded defibrillators are reliable and safe

19 May 2017

It has been reported in today’s news that according to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) more than 10,000 ‘LIFEPAK 1000’ defibrillators in the UK may be affected by a fault, meaning they won’t work in an emergency.

Thousands of people undiagnosed with irregular heartbeat increasing risk of stroke

19 May 2017

New estimates we've released today show that up to 500,000 people could be living undiagnosed with the heart rhythm condition, atrial fibrillation

People who are 'healthy' obese are at risk of heart disease

17 May 2017

We comment on research from the University of Birmingham which has found that people who are 'healthy' obese are at greater risk of heart disease than people of a normal weight.

May Measurement Month launched to raise awareness of high blood pressure

16 May 2017

BHF is supporting May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness.

New statistics reveal effect of modern day lifestyles on family life

12 May 2017

A new survey by the BHF has revealed the stresses of modern day living are putting a considerable strain on family life as it's revealed the average UK family last spent time together nearly two months ago.

New study suggests pain killers could increase risk of heart attack

10 May 2017

New study in BMJ shows heightened risk of heart attacks found with common painkillers in routine use

Plans to tackle air pollution crisis become clearer

5 May 2017

Following last week’s court order, the Government has published draft plans to tackle the air pollution crisis which contributes to 40,000 deaths a year in the UK.