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2019

Over half of the UK don't know how to write a Will

17 October 2019

Research by the British Heart Foundation finds that UK population leave their final wishes unknown and possibly unfulfilled.

BHF's Chief Executive named top CEO for second year

17 October 2019

it's the second year in a row our CEO has made the prestigious list drawn up by CEO Today magazine. The award is a tribute to his strong leadership and tireless dedication to helping us increase research funding into heart and circulatory diseases.

Only third of people in UK to perform CPR on somebody they don't know

16 October 2019

Only 31% of people in the UK who haven’t been professionally trained on a CPR course are likely to help somebody having a cardiac arrest, according to new research commissioned by Resuscitation Council (UK) and St John Ambulance for Restart a Heart Day today.

Women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men

14 October 2019

Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation.

Manchester research into high blood pressure medications during pregnancy

14 October 2019

Research that we fund at Manchester University will assess the safety of a range of high blood pressure medication to determine which is the safest to use during pregnancy.

New trial from Leicester to identify best treatment for aortic stenosis

14 October 2019

A new £2.7m clinical trial led from the University of Leicester aims to identify the best time to operate on people living with the debilitating heart condition aortic stenosis.

A third of UK adults throw away furniture which could be recycled or reused

14 October 2019

A third of UK adults are binning household items or furniture that could be otherwise recycled, reused or donated

Queen's Speech puts air pollution, science and the NHS on the agenda

14 October 2019

We have outlined the bold action the Government must now take in these areas to help reduce the number of deaths from heart and circulatory diseases, and their risk factors.

BHF awards £1m to accelerate heart research at UCL

11 October 2019

We are boosting the profile of cardiovascular research at University College London in the hope of giving more people with heart and circulatory diseases longer and better lives.