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The BHF diagnoses 3000th person with life-threateningly high cholesterol

2 March 2019

Three thousand people across England and Scotland have now been diagnosed with life threateningly high cholesterol, thanks to cascade testing services the BHF helped to fund.

Organ donation law change could save lives in Scotland

25 February 2019

BHF Scotland encourages MSPs to back the bill in vital organ donation vote on 26 February

Glenn Hoddle to work with the BHF following cardiac arrest

18 February 2019

Glenn Hoddle has announced his plans to work with the BHF following his cardiac arrest last October. In an interview with the Sun, Glenn discussed his cardiac arrest publically for the first time and used the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and defibrillation.

Celebrating Scotland's CPR champions

5 February 2019

Now 23 out of 32 of Scotland's local authorities have backed our call to teach life saving CPR skills

Long term plan for NHS in England 'a significant and welcome step'

7 January 2019

NHS England's ten year plan included a number of significant measures in the fight against heart and circulatory disease.

Government confirms plans to teach CPR in schools

3 January 2019

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today confirmed plans to add life saving CPR to the school curriculum in England.

Less than half of those eligible in England take NHS test to prevent dementia

31 December 2018

Less than half of the 15 million people in England eligible for a dementia-reducing NHS health check have actually taken the test, according to NHS England.

Excess winter deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases increase by 55%

20 December 2018

An additional 11,500 people died last winter due to heart and circulatory diseases in England and Wales, when compared to numbers seen during the rest of the year, according to the British Heart Foundation’s analysis of new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics.

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.

More than half of female heart patients missing out on life saving aftercare

29 November 2018

Thousands of female heart patients could be at higher risk of dying every year due to poor uptake of cardiac rehabilitation, according to the latest National Audit of Cardiac Rehab report.