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Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under 75's see first sustained rise in 50 years

13 May 2019

The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the first time in 50 years, according to our analysis of the latest national health statistics.

BHF welcomes calls to ban diesel and petrol cars by 2030

3 May 2019

BHF welcomes news that The Committee on Climate Change is urging the Government to accelerate a ban on diesel and petrol cars.

Improve public understanding of AI, or risk spread of fake news report warns

1 May 2019

The spread of misinformation risks undermining public confidence in the use of AI in healthcare, according to a new report from the APPG on heart and circulatory diseases.

Self-charging pacemaker breakthrough

24 April 2019

An innovative device has moved scientists one step closer to a pacemaker without batteries, according to a study trialled in pigs and published in Nature Communications.

BHF Trustee Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak appointed MRC Health Innovation champion

17 April 2019

Our Trustee Professor Anna Dominiczak has been appointed the MRC Health Innovation Champion.

Only half of people taking statins reduce their cholesterol effectively

16 April 2019

New research from Nottingham University shows that around half of people taking statins do not see their cholesterol drop to the recommended levels within two years.

Leeds researchers awarded new grant to study the structure of deadly blood clots

16 April 2019

Scientists in Leeds, funded by the British Heart Foundation, are to study the structure of blood clots, to help prevent heart attacks and improve treatment.

Judith Dando runs The London Marathon for the BHF

3 April 2019

Judith Dando runs The London Marathon for the BHF in memory of her beloved cousin, Jill Dando