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Urgent need to improve survival for heart attack patients with pre-existing conditions

7 March 2018

Patients who are living with other illnesses are likely to survive for significantly shorter times after a heart attack, according to new research that we've part-funded.

Brits spend a billion more hours watching sport than breaking a sweat

6 March 2018

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging the nation to turn from spectator to sportsperson this summer, as new figures show that the average Brit spends nearly 30 hours more watching sport than getting active every year.

Our commitment to safeguarding at the BHF

3 March 2018

Recent news report have raised questions about safeguarding in charities. Read about our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved with the BHF

Pollution is major public health crisis according to new report from PHE

2 March 2018

Pollution is major public health crisis according to new report from PHE. People are being exposed to a ‘daily cocktail’ of pollution that may be having a significant impact on their health, according to a new report released today by Professor Dame Sally Davies.

Five types of diabetes identified

2 March 2018

Scientists have identified five different types of diabetes, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The researchers suggest that it is now time to move away from the idea that there are only two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2.

Diabetes cases double in the last 20 years

27 February 2018

The number of people living with Type 2 Diabetes, putting them at significantly increased risk of a heart attack or stroke, has doubled in the last 20 years according to new figures released today.

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).

MPs vote in favour of an opt-out organ donation system in England

23 February 2018

Today the Private Members Bill in favour of an ‘opt out’ organ donation system in England moved a step closer to becoming law.

Progress in reducing heart attack deaths stalls

22 February 2018

Progress in reducing premature deaths (under 75) from coronary heart disease – the leading cause of heart attacks - is slowing to a near standstill, according to our latest figures.

Celebrities help keep hearts beating by attending The Beating Hearts Ball

21 February 2018

The red carpet was rolled out for British Heart Foundation guests and celebrity supporters at a glamorous black-tie fundraiser to raise money for life saving heart research and to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions.