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Latest news

Study says screening could prevent 600 heart attacks in people under 40

27 October 2016

New research suggests that screening children for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) could save 600 lives each year.

Study finds oxidants aren't always bad for the heart

27 October 2016

Scientists we funded have discovered that oxidants, which have historically been blamed for heart disease, have a vital role ensuring the heart pumps blood around the body effectively.

Gogglebox star Alex Michael holds comedy night to raise money for life saving research

27 October 2016

Gogglebox star Alex Michael will be raising the roof of Brighton’s Komedia with a comedy night to help support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research and Raleigh International’s work with young people across local communities.

Scientists confirm common cause of heart failure in African-Caribbean patients

27 October 2016

Researchers we funded have confirmed a common cause of heart failure in African-Caribbean people, suggesting that diagnosis and treatment of heart failure should be personalised based on ethnicity.

Long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise effects blood pressure

25 October 2016

A new study suggests long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure.

We invite the nation to trek for research after revealing the most unvisited UK destinations

24 October 2016

The BHF reveals the top 10 most famous UK sites that are going unvisited by millions of Brits and are encouraging the nation to go off the beaten track and get exploring with its programme of walks and treks, to help raise money for heart research.

We help train thousands of people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

18 October 2016

Thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving CPR on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive, according to our new research

Nationwide Building Society branch manager saves a young man's life thanks to CPR training

17 October 2016

A Nationwide Building Society branch manager from Motherwell saved a young man’s life by performing lifesaving CPR just months after being trained through the British Heart Foundation's partnership with the company.

Social inequality linked to heart disease risk in women

13 October 2016

New research from the University of Oxford, part-funded by the BHF, suggests social inequalities are linked to an increased risk of heart disease in women.

Study finds clue to link between maternal obesity and high blood pressure in children

13 October 2016

A study part-funded by us at King's College London, has given us a new understanding of the cause of increased blood pressure in the children of women with diet-induced obesity.