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BHF responds to new research showing that commuting by bike is good for the heart

20 April 2017

We respond to research which has found that cycling to work is associated with a 45% lower risk of developing cancer and a 46% lower risk of heart disease, compared to a non-active commute.

More stroke patients make it to Accident and Emergency

19 April 2017

The number of people going to Accident and Emergency following a stroke has increased by over 30 per cent since 2009, according to new estimates.

BHF responds to new research that reveals how air pollution causes heart attacks and strokes

13 April 2017

We comment on new research by the University of Washington which has found that air pollution causes heart attacks and strokes by damaging our 'good’ cholesterol, with women suffering even more than men.

Mechanical pump could help heart recover, shows new research

11 April 2017

New research from the University of Newcastle shows a mechanical heart pump could be an effective new treatment for heart failure

Targeted genetic testing for inherited condition is lifesaving and cost effective

7 April 2017

BHF study finds cascade testing service for FH is cost effective, lifesaving and could avoid thousands of heart attacks and strokes.

BHF response to ICO action

6 April 2017

Our Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, outlines our commitment to contacting you in ways you are comfortable with and have consented to, following recent media reports.

Breakthrough blood test to improve diagnosis of heart attacks

5 April 2017

Researchers have developed a new blood test to diagnose heart attacks, thanks to BHF-funding. The study found that the new test is more sensitive and quicker in detecting heart damage than the current troponin test.

BHF responds to Mayor of Londons plans to tackle air pollution

5 April 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today announced that, from 2019, polluting cars will be charged up to £24 a day to drive in central London.

Heat exposure leaves firefighters at risk of heart attack

4 April 2017

Researchers funded by the BHF have shown that exposure to extreme heat whilst firefighting increases blood clotting and risk of heart attack.

New report assesses impact of physical inactivity on UK heart health and economy

3 April 2017

More than 20million UK adults are classified as physically inactive increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the UK health service as much as £1.2billion each year according to our new report.