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Research shows broken heart syndrome causes long lasting heart damage

16 June 2017

A condition once thought to temporarily cause heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually cause longer-lasting damage to the heart muscle, according to new research that we've funded.

Three quarters of UK adults unaware of impact of air pollution on the heart

15 June 2017

Eight in ten of the UK’s 40,000 annual deaths related to air pollution are caused by a heart attack or stroke, however data released today has revealed that three out of four adults are unaware of the extent of the impact that air pollution can have on the heart.

BHF pays tribute to Professor Andrew Henderson OBE

15 June 2017

The BHF has today paid tribute to former BHF Professor and leading cardiologist, Professor Andrew Henderson OBE, who died on Thursday 8 June, aged 86.

Daily aspirin use linked to increased risk of bleeding

14 June 2017

In people aged 75 or over, long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of bleeding, according to a new study in The Lancet.

BHF exposes UK sewing skills shortage to launch The Big Stitch campaign

13 June 2017

The BHF reveals Brits sewing secrets to launch their Big Stitch campaign this July.

DFS partnership raises £13 million for the British Heart Foundation

8 June 2017

DFS, the sofa manufacturer, has now raised £13 million for its charity partner the British Heart Foundation (BHF) through the sale of customers’ old sofas in BHF Furniture & Electrical stores across the UK.

New BCS president announced

8 June 2017

BHF Trustee Professor Simon Ray has been announced as the next president of the British Cardiovascular Society.

BHF funded researchers get set to take on challenge of a lifetime on an international scale

8 June 2017

Dr Divaka Perera and Professor Mike Marber are set to lead a team of cyclists across the length of Sri Lanka in June to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Sri Lankan charity, Little Hearts. The BHF funded researchers are aiming to raise at least £15,000 to help the international fight against heart disease.

Married people may be better at managing risk factors for heart disease

7 June 2017

Britons living with any of the three biggest risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester.

Blood test predicts surgery survival

7 June 2017

A high-sensitivity blood test could be used before operations to predict which patients will survive long-term after surgery, and identify those at risk of complications following their operation, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference today.