Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani

Our medical director Professor Sir Nilesh Samani writes that the funding crisis medical research charities are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic could have a range of long term effects on research, and ultimately on treatment and care.

The best way…

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Dr Charmaine Griffiths

Our Chief Executive, Dr Charmaine Griffiths, discusses our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive charity.

Like many of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd.

This tragic event has ignited a global wave…

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan talks about an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF), which can increase the risk of stroke.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are living with a silent, undetected threat in their hearts.

That hidden…

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Jacob West

Jacob West, our Executive Director of Healthcare Innovation, talks about how we must ensure everyone can breathe cleaner air when the rebuilding begins after the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

In many people’s minds, the signature event which marks the start of post-war…

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Fearghal McKinney

Head of BHF Northern Ireland, Fearghal McKinney

There are around 225,000 people inNorthern Ireland living with a heart or circulatory condition. …

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Lee Kettle

Vanessa Smith, a senior cardiac nurse at the BHF, is carrying out a two-month secondment at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Vanessa shares her experience so far on the NHS frontline, where she has cared for patients affected by both Covid-19

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Aaron McDonald

In 2017, a nine-year-old girl from Devon tragically died in a car accident. Her name was Keira Ball, and her untimely death broke the hearts of those who knew and loved her. …

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani

Thanks to 60 years of public support, we’ve become a global leader in funding heart and circulatory disease research, which has helped to improve and save millions of lives.

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation

But as the world responds to a pandemic on a scale…

Originally published at bhf.org.uk, written by Maureen Talbot

Our Heart Helpline team, including Head of Clinical Support, Maureen Talbot (second from right, bottom row)

It felt like a very sudden change. One minute we were having our regular week of steady calls and the following week it kicked off and we went from calls in the tens each day to calls in the hundreds.

Once it…

British Heart Foundation

We raise money to fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing.

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