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Why owning a dog could also be good for your heart

20 November 2017

Dog owners have a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease according to a significant new international study.

New cause of heart failure discovered

14 November 2017

A new treatment for heart failure is a step closer after a study has found that a part of our immune system once thought to prevent organ damage is actually a leading cause of scarring and heart failure.

New study reveals the reality of growing up with congenital heart disease

13 November 2017

New research we’ve released today reveals the struggles of hundreds of families coping with the life-long effects of congenital heart disease.

Scientists to investigate helpful and harmful fat

13 November 2017

Scientists at the University of Oxford are to investigate why people store fat in different parts of their body.

Time won't mend a broken heart

12 November 2017

A sudden and serious heart condition triggered by severe emotional stress can lead to the same type of long-term damage as a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.

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.

ESC Congress returns to the UK

3 November 2017

The world’s biggest meeting of heart specialists is to return to the UK in 2021, largely thanks to the internationally renowned cardiovascular research that takes place in the UK.

New guidelines recommend checking medical records for people at risk of inherited high cholesterol

2 November 2017

In updated guidance published today, NICE recommends that primary care medical records are systematically checked to find people who may be at risk of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), an inherited form of high cholesterol.

BMI failing to reflect childhood obesity levels in ethnic minorities

2 November 2017

BMI does not give a true picture of childhood obesity levels in ethnic minorities, with South Asian children particularly at risk of being wrongly categorised.

UK cities have dangerous levels of air pollution

31 October 2017

Globally, an estimated 80 per cent of premature deaths from air pollution are caused by heart disease and stroke, it has now been shown that UK cities have dangerous levels of air pollution.