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DFS partnership raises £13 million for the British Heart Foundation

8 June 2017

DFS, the sofa manufacturer, has now raised £13 million for its charity partner the British Heart Foundation (BHF) through the sale of customers’ old sofas in BHF Furniture & Electrical stores across the UK.

New BCS president announced

8 June 2017

BHF Trustee Professor Simon Ray has been announced as the next president of the British Cardiovascular Society.

BHF funded researchers get set to take on challenge of a lifetime on an international scale

8 June 2017

Dr Divaka Perera and Professor Mike Marber are set to lead a team of cyclists across the length of Sri Lanka in June to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Sri Lankan charity, Little Hearts. The BHF funded researchers are aiming to raise at least £15,000 to help the international fight against heart disease.

Married people may be better at managing risk factors for heart disease

7 June 2017

Britons living with any of the three biggest risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester.

Blood test predicts surgery survival

7 June 2017

A high-sensitivity blood test could be used before operations to predict which patients will survive long-term after surgery, and identify those at risk of complications following their operation, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference today.

Promising new therapy may help heart attack patients' hearts heal

6 June 2017

A naturally occurring molecule called interleukin-4 may help patients recover from a heart attack, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference today.

Hidden killer is leading cause of maternal deaths

6 June 2017

A report presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference has found that heart disease is the leading cause of maternal death but three quarters of women were unaware of their condition

Heart scans reveal cause of sudden cardiac arrests in the young

6 June 2017

Young people who have a sudden cardiac arrest should be offered an MRI scan of the heart called cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to diagnose the underlying cause, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference.

New imaging technique leads to promising results for experimental heart attack drug

5 June 2017

Every day 190 people in the UK die from a heart attack. Researchers in Oxford have used a scanning method to develop a new drug which may help hearts heal.

Genes explain mystery heart failure in pregnant women

5 June 2017

A new genetic discovery could explain the cause of a mysterious and potentially-deadly heart condition which affects women during or just after pregnancy.