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Brain scan checklist to improve care for stroke survivors

16 August 2018

People who suffer a haemorrhagic stroke, where there is bleeding in the brain, would benefit from better outcomes if their doctors used four simple checks of their brain scans

BHF backs plans for Clean Air Zone in Birmingham city centre

16 August 2018

Under proposals for the Clean Air Zone, the most polluting vehicles will be charged to enter all roads within the A4540 Middleway ring road.

The BHF joins forces with Microsoft and the NHS to save thousands more lives from cardiac arrests

8 August 2018

Thousands more lives could be saved from cardiac arrests, thanks to a ground-breaking partnership between the NHS, the BHF, and Microsoft.

New study to improve diagnosis of the cause of heart failure

8 August 2018

Researchers at the University of Leicester have been awarded a project grant from the nation’s biggest heart charity to compare the accuracy of two different diagnostic tests that are normally used to help detect causes of heart failure.

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men

7 August 2018

Research shows that women are more likely to die if they are treated by a doctor of the opposite sex, but men are at no disadvantage.

Progress in cutting deaths from heart disease slows down

7 August 2018

Progress in reducing death rates for heart and circulatory diseases in the UK has been stalling in recent years, according to alarming new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

Miles Frost Fund announced as charity partner for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2019

6 August 2018

Miles Frost Fund, in association with the British Heart Foundation, is announced as charity partner for 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Government announce opt-out system for organ donation

5 August 2018

We've today welcomed the Government's plans to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation in Spring 2020

Air pollution linked to heart remodelling

3 August 2018

Research part-funded by us has shown that even relatively low levels of air pollution are linked with serious heart remodelling, similar to that seen in the early stages of heart failure. We are working to ensure the UK Government adopts our air pollution recommendations.

Scientists to study impact of kidney transplants on heart disease

31 July 2018

New research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) could help to lower the risk of death by heart and circulatory conditions in people living with chronic kidney disease.