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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.

BMI failing to reflect childhood obesity levels in ethnic minorities

2 November 2017

BMI does not give a true picture of childhood obesity levels in ethnic minorities, with South Asian children particularly at risk of being wrongly categorised.

UK cities have dangerous levels of air pollution

31 October 2017

Globally, an estimated 80 per cent of premature deaths from air pollution are caused by heart disease and stroke, it has now been shown that UK cities have dangerous levels of air pollution.

Fatty plaques build up at bends and branches of arteries

25 October 2017

The fatty plaques responsible for heart attack and stroke are most likely to build up at the branches and bends of blood vessels, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the journal ATVB.

One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act

16 October 2017

An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation which is being published to coincide with Restart a Heart Day.

Research suggests that the ‘survival effect’ is fuelling rise in A&E admissions

10 October 2017

A study published in Health Services Research suggests that because more people are surviving heart attacks and strokes, more people are visiting A&E departments.

High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart

4 October 2017

Being overweight or obese creates damaging changes to the structure of the heart, according to new research.