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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.

Women less likely to receive bystander CPR than men, research shows

22 May 2019

New research published today in the European Heart Journal has suggested that women are less likely receive bystander CPR or survive a cardiac arrest than men.

Scan spots signs of future cardiac arrest in young people

20 May 2019

BHF-funded researchers have developed a new way of analysing information from MRI heart scans which could help doctors spot people at risk of dying from a sudden cardiac arrest in the inherited heart condition Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under 75's see first sustained rise in 50 years

13 May 2019

The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the first time in 50 years, according to our analysis of the latest national health statistics.

Four million people are living with untreated high blood pressure, new estimates show

3 May 2019

Four million people under the age of 65 in the UK are living with untreated high blood pressure, according to new estimates we have produced.

BHF welcomes calls to ban diesel and petrol cars by 2030

3 May 2019

BHF welcomes news that The Committee on Climate Change is urging the Government to accelerate a ban on diesel and petrol cars.

Improve public understanding of AI, or risk spread of fake news report warns

1 May 2019

The spread of misinformation risks undermining public confidence in the use of AI in healthcare, according to a new report from the APPG on heart and circulatory diseases.

Self-charging pacemaker breakthrough

24 April 2019

An innovative device has moved scientists one step closer to a pacemaker without batteries, according to a study trialled in pigs and published in Nature Communications.

BHF Trustee Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak appointed MRC Health Innovation champion

17 April 2019

Our Trustee Professor Anna Dominiczak has been appointed the MRC Health Innovation Champion.