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Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

22 September 2017

High-tech scanning techniques could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear, according to research we've funded presented at the Global Cardio-oncology Summit in London.

Smoking and diabetes are biggest risk factors for peripheral artery disease

19 September 2017

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can lead to limb amputation

Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health

15 September 2017

Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health, and could play a vital role in helping children meet government recommendations, according to new British Heart Foundation-funded research in Bristol.

Record numbers of hospital visits by women with heart disease and stroke

6 September 2017

The number of women visiting hospital with heart disease or stroke has hit an all-time high. There has been a surge of 100,000 visits in just a decade.

Study points to disparities in heart attack care for patients with long-term health conditions

30 August 2017

Heart attack patients with long-term health conditions are significantly less likely to receive optimal care, compared to those with no long-term condition.

Oxford scientists to investigate new early warning scan for heart attacks

29 August 2017

Doctors could soon be able to use a special imaging technique to find people at risk of a heart attack.

Anti-inflammatory drug could reduce risk of second heart attack

27 August 2017

An anti-inflammatory drug, called canakinumab, could reduce a person's chance of suffering further heart attacks according to research presented today at the ESC congress.

Researchers develop new scan to predict stroke

24 August 2017

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of MRI scan to predict the risk of having a stroke, thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation.

Bristol scientists to study oral bacteria that cause heart infection

21 August 2017

Scientists at the University of Bristol are investigating how bacteria in our mouth can cause a heart problem, called infective endocarditis

No such thing as 'healthy obesity' research finds

15 August 2017

Researchers that we part-fund have found that being overweight or obese increases a person’s risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by up to 28% compared to those with a healthy body weight, even if they have healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.