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University of Cambridge set to break ground on new Heart and Lung Research Institute

11 July 2019

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

New research in Oxford could lead to improvements in recovery of stroke survivors

26 June 2019

The University of Oxford has received £250,000 funding to investigate the no-reflow phenomenon, an issue that can dramatically impact the recovery of a stroke survivor.

High blood pressure during pregnancy increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

5 June 2019

Women who have high blood pressure during their pregnancies, or a related more severe condition called pre-eclampsia, are at much higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than those who have normal blood pressure, according to new research we funded.

Widowed and divorced men more at risk of dying from serious heart conditions than women

5 June 2019

Surviving some of the most common heart and circulatory diseases may be impacted by your gender and marital status, according to new research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester.

Postcode lottery for heart failure patients

4 June 2019

The UK is not consistently meeting recommended standards in heart failure care, according to a new survey presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

New test could lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart failure

4 June 2019

A new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a far earlier stage will be proposed in research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.

Heart patches set for human trials

4 June 2019

Researchers we fund have shown that heart ‘patches’ grown in the lab are safe to move on to trials in people with hearts damaged after a heart attack, in research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester today.

Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought

3 June 2019

Coffee doesn't stiffen our arteries according to research presented at this year's BCS Conference.

No increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend

3 June 2019

People admitted to NHS hospitals with a cardiac arrest over the weekend do not face a higher risk of dying compared to those admitted during the week, according to new research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference.

Red wine molecule offers new high blood pressure hope

23 May 2019

A new treatment for high blood pressure could be on the horizon after BHF-funded scientists today revealed how a molecule found in red wine causes drops in blood pressure.