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First time buyers and renters go months without furniture

7 October 2019

A survey commissioned by us has found many can't afford to buy key pieces of furniture when they first move in, with nearly quarter saying the interior look of their home has a negative impact on their wellbeing.

Millions to benefit from £10M national cardiovascular data science centre

2 October 2019

Health Data Research UK and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have today announced the launch of the BHF Data Science Centre, which will deliver the data and data science needed to address some of the most pressing challenges in heart and circulatory health research.

UK's first baby heart transplant survivor's surprise tribute to the women who saved her life

2 October 2019

Kaylee Davidson-Olley, 32, from Newcastle was the first baby in the UK to have a successful heart transplant. To celebrate World Heart Day on Sunday (29th September 2019), she paid tribute to the two women who saved her life over 30 years ago by having their names engraved forever on our glorious Heart of Steel.

House share given charity shop makeover

1 October 2019

The British Heart Foundation give home make over to house share of junior doctors, using only pre-loved furniture items from their charity shops

Heart attack gender gap is costing women's lives

30 September 2019

Stark inequalities in awareness, diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks are leading to women needlessly dying every day in the UK, according to our new briefing.

Women in Scotland under-estimate heart attack risk

30 September 2019

A new BHF Scotland report highlights the urgent need to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Every year, ischaemic heart disease, including heart attacks and angina, kills around 2,600 women in Scotland – that’s seven women every day. But too many women are not aware that they are at risk.

New trial could prevent further strokes and reduce hospital time

30 September 2019

We are funding a new clinical trial that could transform the way atrial fibrillation related strokes are treated in the UK – helping more people to avoid a second stroke.

Be part of our Reuse Revolution and help save lives

27 September 2019

The British Heart Foundation are calling on the nation to join it's Reuse Revolution, to help rescue items from landfill and fund life-saving research. Head down to your local British Heart Foundation home store this autumn and bag yourself a pre-loved item to revamp your home. From sofas to sideboards, you can shop more sustainably and be in with a chance of winning a great prize!

Diabetes shrinks heart's chambers

19 September 2019

Diabetes causes subtle structural changes to the heart, according to new research.