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2016

Hannah's congenital heart disease

14 February 2016

In aid of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day, Hannah tells us her story of how her congenital condition has become her greatest strength.

Celebrities ‘Roll out the Red’ to fight heart disease

12 February 2016

Last night celebrities graced the red carpet to attend our Roll out the Red fundraising ball at The Savoy, London

Reducing painful shocks in people with implanted defibrillators

12 February 2016

The BHF are funding researchers at Imperial College London £200,000 to find new ways of reducing the number of potentially damaging and painful shocks that people with an implantable defibrillator receive during an abnormal heart rhythm.

Scottish Government consults on organ donation law changes

9 February 2016

We've welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to take forward a consultation on ways to increase organ donation and transplantation.

Shayne Ward goes on a DECHOX

9 February 2016

Shayne Ward is challenging the nation to join him and give up chocolate for March as he fronts our DECHOX campaign.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t live up to expectations of loved-up Brits

8 February 2016

Valentine’s Day doesn’t live up to expectations of loved-up Brits

Performers announced for our Roll out the Red Ball

8 February 2016

Alesha Dixon, BLAKE and DJ Judge Jules announced to perform at Roll out the Red

Pacemakers in the news

5 February 2016

The BMJ reports that over half of patients with pacemakers and ICD's will need new batteries, but there are no incentives to develop longer life devices.

New statistics reveal the nation's obsession with chocolate

2 February 2016

We surveyed the nation’s chocolate eating habits ahead of DECHOX, our annual fundraising campaign which challenges people to give up chocolate for the month of March to raise money for our life saving research.

Pippa Middleton wants you to sign up for our 2016 London to Brighton Bike Ride

2 February 2016

Our Ambassador Pippa Middleton is encouraging the British public to register for this year’s event.