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Political parties must commit to tackling heart and circulatory diseases

6 November 2019

BHF urges next Government to adopt three key pledges to save thousands more lives

Environment Bill must go further to protect against air pollution

29 October 2019

The Government risks missing a once in a generation opportunity to tackle deadly air pollution if it fails to strengthen its Environment Bill, our Chief Executive has warned today.

Blood pressure pills may work better at bedtime

23 October 2019

Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime, rather than in the morning, lowers the risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to research published today in the European Heart Journal.

Air pollution spikes cause hundreds more cardiac arrests and strokes in the UK

21 October 2019

Hundreds of cardiac arrests and strokes in the UK are likely to be caused by sudden spikes in air pollution, according to new research by a team at King’s College London.

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.

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.

NHS England announces review into access to statins

5 September 2019

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said powerful statins could be given to patients by pharmacists without a prescription.

Twice yearly cholesterol jab shows promise

3 September 2019

A new gene silencing drug could be used to lower ‘bad-cholesterol’ in the blood according to new findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris.

Polypill could prevent heart and circulatory disease

23 August 2019

A low-cost polypill—combining four cardiovascular drugs in a single pill—cuts the risk of major heart and circulatory disease events by a third over five years.

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.