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People with hidden heart conditions to be detected thanks to Miles Frost Fund

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).

Over three quarters of people in England say they would support changing the law for organ donation

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.

Thousands of people at risk of preventable heart attacks and strokes

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.

First aid skills shortage in the UK

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.

Focus on atrial fibrillation would help tackle burden of stroke in Scotland

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.

Half of UK heart attack patients missing out on lifesaving aftercare

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.

New service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire

13 December 2017

The BHF and NHS England have today launched a new service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire and Humber.

Health Secretary calls for public to put aside taboo of organ donation to save thousands of lives

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.

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.

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.