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Scientists identify potential cause of statin-related muscle pain

27 August 2019

An international team of BHF-funded researchers may have discovered why a small number of people experience muscle pain after taking statins.

Polypill could prevent heart and circulatory disease

23 August 2019

A low-cost polypill—combining four cardiovascular drugs in a single pill—cuts the risk of major heart and circulatory disease events by a third over five years.

Tesco Dance Beats raises £2 million for BHF, CRUK and DUK

22 August 2019

Tesco Dance Beats raises £2 million for BHF, CRUK and DUK.

No difference in key heart attack symptoms between men and women

21 August 2019

Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care.

New £1million Hope for Hearts Fund to help transform heart failure care

19 August 2019

Our Hope for Hearts Fund aims to test innovative approaches to delivering better heart failure care and services.

BHF appoints new Director of Philanthropy

16 August 2019

Dr Kirstine Knox, from the University of Oxford has just been appointed as the BHF’s new Director of Philanthropy. She will be joining us in September and brings a wealth of experience from across the charitable, academic and health sectors.

Birmingham research could improve care of patients with artificial heart pump

15 August 2019

We have awarded £240,000 to the University of Birmingham for a new project that could improve the lives of those living with an LVAD.

First tool for predicting sudden cardiac death in children with HCM

14 August 2019

Scientists funded by the BHF have developed the first ever tool to identify children at risk of sudden death from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Art and science collide in BHF national science image competition

13 August 2019

Today we announce the winners of our annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition. By uniting science and art, our scientists showcase cutting-edge research into heart and circulatory diseases.

BHF responds to fast-track visa announcement

9 August 2019

The BHF crespons to plans to create a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK.