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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.

Higher statins dose and proper adherence would prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes

8 December 2018

New research suggests that proper adherence to stains and higher doses for those at high risk would prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes

Scientists make significant leap in heart transplant research

7 December 2018

New research published in Nature this month reveals a baboon transplanted with a genetically-modified pig heart can survive for up to six months – the longest recorded survival in history.

UK adults spend £85 on Christmas party outfits according to the British Heart Foundation

6 December 2018

UK adults spend £85 on Christmas party outfits but most will only be worn once.

Penny Lancaster surprises children with heart conditions

6 December 2018

Penny Lancaster visits the Royal Brompton Hospital to support the British Heart Foundation’s Christmas campaign to fund research to keep more families together

100,000 genomes sequenced through pioneering UK DNA project

6 December 2018

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the 100,000 Genomes Project, led by Genomics England in partnership with NHS England, has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

Government announces major new early detection programme

5 December 2018

The Office for Life Sciences has launched a new programme which aims to detect diseases earlier

British Heart Foundation responds to latest Health Survey for England figures on childhood obesity

4 December 2018

The British Heart Foundation responds to the latest Health Survey for England on childhood obesity.

Nurse with hidden heart condition raises vital funds for life-saving research

30 November 2018

Vicky Burton, from Lincolnshire, has raised more than £5,000 towards our research into heart and circulatory conditions.

Our CEO Simon Gillespie recognised with double award

30 November 2018

Simon Gillespie has been recognised as one of CEO Today magazine's CEOs of the year and won the CharrityComms Inspiring Communicator Award