2 March 2017
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found a new target for drugs to prevent dangerous blood clots in the legs, thanks to our funding.
28 February 2017
A new American study has found that, when used in very close proximity to the body, everyday household appliances and electrical tools can interfere with a pacemaker’s ability to regulate heartbeats.
21 February 2017
Approximately one in every 250 people in the UK has familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a potentially deadly inherited condition which, if undiagnosed, can cause people to die from a heart attack at an early age.
21 February 2017
X-Factor star and former I’m a Celeb finalist Jake Quickenden is going on a DECHOX for the British Heart Foundation and is challenging the nation to join him as he gives up chocolate this March.
14 February 2017
Death rates for coronary heart disease have declined by 46% in the UK since 2003, according to a new report published today by the European Heart Network
13 February 2017
New statistics for our DECHOX campaign reveal just how obsessed we are with chocolate. Over half of Brits fail to realise just how many calories are in their favourite chocolate treats, while almost two fifths confess to eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
10 February 2017
We comment on the results of a small clinical trial showing the benefits of a new pill to treat high blood pressure, published today in the Lancet.
9 February 2017
Our researchers find that obesity and a diet high in fat could lead to a harmful activation of the immune system and increase a person's risk of heart attack.
1 February 2017
Around 620,000 people in the UK carry a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, according to our new estimates.
30 January 2017
Researchers part-funded by the BHF have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.