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2016

Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation

2 December 2016

Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal event, according to new figures.

BHF scientists create a patch to bypass scars caused by a heart attack

1 December 2016

An international collaboration of researchers part-funded by the BHF has successfully created a material designed to bridge the gap in the heart’s electrical signals caused by a heart attack.

NICE issues new draft guidance on reducing harmful effects of air pollution on nation's health

30 November 2016

BHF welcomes new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) on reducing the harmful effects that air pollution is having on the nation's health.

British Heart Foundation Chase the Pud Sheffield cancelled

30 November 2016

We are sad to announce that Chase the Pud Sheffield on Sunday 11 December 2016 has been cancelled.

Genetic link to dangerous aneurysms could aid future treatment

29 November 2016

Thousands of lives could be saved every year after it was discovered a fatal cardiovascular condition called an abdominal aortic aneurysm could be linked to four genes, according to Leicester research we helped fund.

BHF researchers recreate genetic disease in a dish

28 November 2016

BHF researchers at the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, blood vessel tissues in a petri dish which mimic Marfan syndrome in human arteries.

New research supports dietary advice on saturated fat

24 November 2016

New research reinforces dietary advice that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of coronary heart disease

New figures reveal 350 extra deaths each week from heart disease and strokes during winter months

23 November 2016

New figures from ONS reveal there are 350 extra deaths each week in England and Wales from heart disease and strokes during the winter months

Around 600,000 in the UK living with faulty gene that could lead to heart failure

21 November 2016

Around 1 per cent of the population carry a faulty gene which could trigger a dangerous heart condition in seemingly healthy people, if the heart is placed under abnormal stress, such as through pregnancy or alcoholism, according to research we helped to fund.

Blood cell breakthrough points to heart disease risk

17 November 2016

The genetics of blood, variations in the number of cells and their characteristics can increase heart disease risk, according to an international collaborative study part-funded by the BHF and led by researchers at Cambridge's Babraham Institute and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.