26 February 2018
Thousands more patients at risk of deadly inherited heart conditions are to be screened each year following the roll out of a £1.5m genetic testing service by the family of the late Sir David Frost and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
21 February 2018
Over three quarters of people in England say they would support changing the law for organ donation. The BHF is urging people to ask their local MP to attend parliament this Friday to vote in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.
20 February 2018
New figures from The Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) show that detection and treatment of high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AF), both risk factors for stroke and heart attack, are falling behind current NICE guidelines.
26 January 2018
Three of the UK’s largest charities are seeking public support for first aid to become a compulsory part of the school curriculum, following new research which shows more than nine in ten adults (95%) would not be able to save lives in first aid emergencies.
23 January 2018
A new report published today says that Scotland has an important opportunity to reduce the burden of stroke on its healthcare system by focusing on Atrial Fibrillation (AF). AF is a major cause of stroke and nearly 50,000 people are undiagnosed.
18 January 2018
Thousands of heart attack patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, increasing their risk of suffering a fatal heart attack, according to new figures published today.
13 December 2017
The BHF and NHS England have today launched a new service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire and Humber.
12 December 2017
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to overcome a “fatal reluctance” to talk about organ donation with relatives, as he launches a major public consultation on plans to introduce a new opt-out system.
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.
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.