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Government announces consultation on organ donation opt-out system

4 October 2017

The Prime Minister has announced her intention to launch a public consultation on a new opt-out system for organ donation in England.

Baby heart images could help reduce miscarriage

2 October 2017

Researchers at Leeds University have identified a key stage in the development of a baby's heart which they say could help them reduce the number of miscarriages

Rankin launches international art movement to support global fight against heart disease

29 September 2017

World renowned photographer Rankin has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) this World Heart Day (29th September) to launch an international art project with creatives from around the world, to raise awareness of the global fight against heart disease.

Childrens hearts at risk from low awareness of Kawasaki disease

29 September 2017

BHF supports campaign to raise awareness of Kawasaki disease this World Heart Day

New BHF Funded test could help get you out of hospital more quickly

27 September 2017

A revolutionary new blood test for detecting a heart attack could speed up diagnosis, help patients get out of hospital more quickly, and save the NHS millions of pounds every year.

New estimates reveal heart death risk for people living with diabetes

25 September 2017

Nearly 240,000 people living with Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with heart disease or stroke in England and Wales each year, according to new estimates.

Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

22 September 2017

High-tech scanning techniques could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear, according to research we've funded presented at the Global Cardio-oncology Summit in London.

The Duchess of York announced as BHF Ambassador

20 September 2017

The Duchess of York was today announced as an official British Heart Foundation Ambassador, marking the occasion by spending the morning at The William Harvey Heart Centre, Queen Mary University of London, where the BHF funds life saving heart research.

Smoking and diabetes are biggest risk factors for peripheral artery disease

19 September 2017

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can lead to limb amputation

Study finds physical activity outside of school is vital for child health

15 September 2017

Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health, and could play a vital role in helping children meet government recommendations, according to new British Heart Foundation-funded research in Bristol.