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Restart a Heart Day trains a record-breaking number in life-saving skills

16 November 2018

This year, a record-breaking 238,793 people in the UK were trained in life-saving skills as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Neck scan predicts cognitive decline decade in advance

12 November 2018

A five minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life predicts cognitive decline ten years before symptoms appear.

Diabetes prescriptions now cost the UK £1 billion a year

9 November 2018

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1billion a year, new figures from the NHS show.

Research to explore how non-coding DNA influences risk of heart disease

8 November 2018

New BHF funded research in London will explore how 'junk DNA' influences heart health.

New research could predict growth of life-threatening aneurysms

7 November 2018

Research we're funding will help understand the causes of life-threatening aneurysms, so that in the future new tests and treatments can be developed.

Scientists to study to how ambulance crews can improve heart attack diagnosis

7 November 2018

Scientists at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Leeds, are to carry out a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of a having a heart attack.

Prevention at heart of NHS long-term plan

5 November 2018

Prevention will form an “integral” part of the NHS’s Long Term Plan, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed today.

BHF urges heart patients to get their flu vaccines as the cold weather sets in

2 November 2018

The British Heart Foundation is urging people with heart and circulatory disease to get their flu vaccinations as the cold weather takes hold across the UK

New drug combination could help people undergoing heart surgery

31 October 2018

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect the hearts of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.