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Prime Minister's £250million AI funding boost could help transform care

8 August 2019

Today the Government announced a £250million investment in artificial intelligence (AI) to help transform the detection and treatment of conditions, including heart and circulatory diseases.

Edinburgh study could give new hope for heart failure

6 August 2019

BHF-funded researchers in Edinburgh are using state-of-the-art techniques to identify genes that could help the heart to repair itself after a heart attack.

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

2 August 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research we part-funded published in Nature Biotechnology.

Increased risk of heart disease for healthy 75-year-olds who stop taking statins

31 July 2019

People over the age of 75 still benefit from taking statins, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal.

WHO guidelines on air pollution ‘feasible’, but more details needed

24 July 2019

Achieving the WHO's guideline limits on air pollution is “technically feasible”, according to new evidence published by DEFRA.

Prevention Green Paper promising step in the right direction

23 July 2019

The British Heart Foundation has today welcomed the Government’s Prevention Green Paper which makes proposals to help prevent and detect ill-health at an earlier stage.

Over half living with heart and circulatory diseases have experienced sadness, anxiety and depression

19 July 2019

Our survey involving almost 5,000 people living with conditions such as a heart attack, stroke and heart failure finds that many are not getting the support they need.

Heart transplant figures drop, new figures show

18 July 2019

New figures published today by showed that the number of heart transplants dropped in the year to March 2019.

World Emoji Day: Accurate heart and lung emoji on the way

17 July 2019

Accurate heart and lung emoji could be on your mobile by next year.

BHF welcomes pledge to adopt WHO guidelines on air pollution

16 July 2019

The BHF has today welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s commitment to adopting World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on air pollution.