14 March 2018
Weak handshake could be sign of a failing heart. Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research published today in PLOS ONE and funded by the BHF.
13 March 2018
An international team of researchers has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of genes known to increase stroke risk.
12 March 2018
Scientists at the University of Oxford will try to identify new reasons why children are born with heart defects. Dr Duncan Sparrow has been awarded £941,000 by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to set up a research team to determine how environmental factors can cause abnormalities in how the heart develops.
12 March 2018
Birmingham researchers awarded project grant to explore use of digoxin, found in foxgloves, for heart failure and atrial fibrillation treatments.
9 March 2018
New figures released by the BHF show that people with inherited heart conditions are often not diagnosed until a life-threatening cardiac arrest or sudden death in the family.
7 March 2018
Patients who are living with other illnesses are likely to survive for significantly shorter times after a heart attack, according to new research that we've part-funded.
2 March 2018
Scientists have identified five different types of diabetes, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The researchers suggest that it is now time to move away from the idea that there are only two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2.
22 February 2018
Progress in reducing premature deaths (under 75) from coronary heart disease – the leading cause of heart attacks - is slowing to a near standstill, according to our latest figures.
20 February 2018
We're funding a study to repair a broken link to nerve cells that exacerbates damage caused by cardiovascular disease.
16 February 2018
Rapid increase in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.