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23% increase in heart failure patients since 2002

22 November 2017

New research shows that Heart failure is now as common in the UK as the four most common types of cancer combined. Researchers funded funded by the British Heart Foundation and National Institute for Health Research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, looked at the records of four million patients and found heart failure increased by 23% between 2002 and 2014. There work is published today in The Lancet

Exercise for the over 65s - it's never too late to get active

22 November 2017

It is well known that regular physical exercise has major health benefits. Recently published research has shown a benefit for even a small amount of exercise in people over 65.

Drug could put an end to transplant rejection

21 November 2017

A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research that we've funded.

Congenital heart disease forces six in ten parents to work less or give up job

20 November 2017

New statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show the true cost of congenital heart disease on UK families as parents reveal the challenges they face for the charity’s Christmas Appeal.

Why owning a dog could also be good for your heart

20 November 2017

Dog owners have a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease according to a significant new international study.

New cause of heart failure discovered

14 November 2017

A new treatment for heart failure is a step closer after a study has found that a part of our immune system once thought to prevent organ damage is actually a leading cause of scarring and heart failure.

New study reveals the reality of growing up with congenital heart disease

13 November 2017

New research we’ve released today reveals the struggles of hundreds of families coping with the life-long effects of congenital heart disease.

Scientists to investigate helpful and harmful fat

13 November 2017

Scientists at the University of Oxford are to investigate why people store fat in different parts of their body.

Time won't mend a broken heart

12 November 2017

A sudden and serious heart condition triggered by severe emotional stress can lead to the same type of long-term damage as a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.

Caring Together project pioneers palliative care for heart patients

9 November 2017

Pioneering palliative care for people in Glasgow with advanced heart failure has been shown to improve patients’ understanding of their condition and planning of care, meaning improved quality of life in their final days.