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New £1million Hope for Hearts Fund to help transform heart failure care

19 August 2019

Our Hope for Hearts Fund aims to test innovative approaches to delivering better heart failure care and services.

BHF appoints new Director of Philanthropy

16 August 2019

Dr Kirstine Knox, from the University of Oxford has just been appointed as the BHF’s new Director of Philanthropy. She will be joining us in September and brings a wealth of experience from across the charitable, academic and health sectors.

Birmingham research could improve care of patients with artificial heart pump

15 August 2019

We have awarded £240,000 to the University of Birmingham for a new project that could improve the lives of those living with an LVAD.

First tool for predicting sudden cardiac death in children with HCM

14 August 2019

Scientists funded by the BHF have developed the first ever tool to identify children at risk of sudden death from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Art and science collide in BHF national science image competition

13 August 2019

Today we announce the winners of our annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition. By uniting science and art, our scientists showcase cutting-edge research into heart and circulatory diseases.

BHF responds to fast-track visa announcement

9 August 2019

The BHF crespons to plans to create a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK.

Prime Minister's £250million AI funding boost could help transform care

8 August 2019

Today the Government announced a £250million investment in artificial intelligence (AI) to help transform the detection and treatment of conditions, including heart and circulatory diseases.

Edinburgh study could give new hope for heart failure

6 August 2019

BHF-funded researchers in Edinburgh are using state-of-the-art techniques to identify genes that could help the heart to repair itself after a heart attack.

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

2 August 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research we part-funded published in Nature Biotechnology.

Increased risk of heart disease for healthy 75-year-olds who stop taking statins

31 July 2019

People over the age of 75 still benefit from taking statins, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal.