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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.

Research highlights cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation

24 May 2019

Research from the British Heart Foundation, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research, carried out at the University of York, showed that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) uptake is a cost effective practice.

The Heart of Steel hits half a million pound milestone

23 May 2019

The BHF announces that the Heart of Steel raises £500,000 to help fund life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases

Has the South's love of cycling got a flat?

23 May 2019

The BHF are urging the people of South East England to get back on their bikes this summer, as the latest figures from Sport England show a worrying decline in the number of people getting in the saddle.