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All the gear, no idea! Britain's hobbies have a shelf life of 16 months

15 January 2019

We released new figures today that reveal the shelf-life of a hobby is just 16 months.

Leeds research could see new approach to treating heart attack patients

14 January 2019

BHF-funded study uses MRI scanning techniques to look at hearts within hours of a heart attack, with a view to developing more patient-specific treatment.

Study in Birmingham could lead to better detection of people with irregular heart rhythm

11 January 2019

Researchers have found that a simple blood test could be used to screen certain patients for a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation (AF).

Long term plan for NHS in England 'a significant and welcome step'

7 January 2019

NHS England's ten year plan included a number of significant measures in the fight against heart and circulatory disease.

Government confirms plans to teach CPR in schools

3 January 2019

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today confirmed plans to add life saving CPR to the school curriculum in England.

Less than half of those eligible in England take NHS test to prevent dementia

31 December 2018

Less than half of the 15 million people in England eligible for a dementia-reducing NHS health check have actually taken the test, according to NHS England.

Scientists discover possible explanation for broken heart syndrome

27 December 2018

BHF-funded researchers have identified the body’s own immune system as a potential key player in a mysterious heart condition.

Half a million pounds awarded to data scientists researching heart disease

20 December 2018

The British Heart Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute have awarded six research grant applications through a joint funding scheme, totalling over £550,000.

Excess winter deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases increase by 55%

20 December 2018

An additional 11,500 people died last winter due to heart and circulatory diseases in England and Wales, when compared to numbers seen during the rest of the year, according to the British Heart Foundation’s analysis of new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics.

New regional service identifies more than 100 people living with life-threatening inherited condition

10 December 2018

A service in the West Midlands that identifies people living with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) has diagnosed 131 people living with the life-limiting inherited condition since launching last year.