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Failing to adopt the EU’s Clinical Trials Regulation risks leaving researchers in the UK out in the cold

17 April 2018

The British Heart Foundation has joined with seven other science and research organisations to highlight why a shared framework for clinical trials is so important for patients across the EU.

Even moderate drinking linked to heart and circulatory diseases

13 April 2018

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research that we part-funded published today in the Lancet. The study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death.

New research gives hope of better treatments for thousands living with deadly condition

11 April 2018

Researchers funded by us at Edinburgh University have found a new target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This research could lead to treatments for this deadly condition with no cure.

Hormone imbalance causes treatment-resistant hypertension

11 April 2018

Researchers part-funded by us have discovered a hormone imbalance that explains why it is very difficult to control blood pressure in around 10 per cent of hypertension patients.

Gene links female body shape to risk of type 2 diabetes

10 April 2018

Scientists part-funded by us at King’s College London have identified a gene that in women is linked to the creation and location of new fat cells and is thought to contribute to a person's risk of type 2 diabetes.

Scientists to test new treatment for heart valve disease

9 April 2018

Scientists at the University of Oxford are set to test a new way of treating people with aortic stenosis. They have been awarded funds by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to carry out a pilot study in patients with the debilitating condition.

Largest ever study of killer heart condition which could affect up to 260,000 people in UK

29 March 2018

There is fresh hope for hundreds of thousands of people in the UK with the potentially deadly heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy, as the British Heart Foundation announces it has invested over £2 million into the largest ever study of the poorly-understood disease.

Bristol scientists to study how Porcupine could improve heart surgery

26 March 2018

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to study how stopping Porcupine – a protein named after the spiky rodent - could improve heart surgery.

Stars turn out for charity football game to fundraise for The British Heart Foundation

26 March 2018

A host of celebrities appeared at a star-studded charity football match to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation’s life saving research.

Jennifer Metcalfe becomes the face of our fascinator range

20 March 2018

Our fascinator range offers 38 styles in a spectrum of colours with prices starting as low as £7.99, it’s perfect for if you’re looking for style on a budget.