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New hope for deep vein thrombosis patients

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.

The BHF responds to new study which finds Pacemakers may react to electrical appliances

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.

Deadly inherited condition more common than type 1 diabetes in children

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.

Jake Quickenden fronts our DECHOX campaign

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.

New European heart disease statistics

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

New statistics reveal that two fifths of Brits eat chocolate for three meals a day

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.

Trial reveals potential new treatment for high blood pressure

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.

Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system

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.

Hundreds of thousands at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

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.

Scientists find 107 new blood pressure genes

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.