British Heart Foundation

Rise in excess heart and circulatory disease deaths in under 65s since Covid-19 pandemic began 

There have been almost 800 excess deaths in those dying below the age of 65 from heart and circulatory diseases since the Covid-19 pandemic began, a new analysis by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that excess deaths in England and Wales for many health conditions spiked during the first peak of the pandemic...

Health Charity Partnership fundraising appeal in Devon shows a little help can go a long way

People in Devon will be able to give a big boost to three life-saving charities that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Tesco stores across Devon are supporting the Tesco Health Charity Partnership’s appeal to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 1 to 13 September.

The supermarket chain’s customers can make a donation by...

British Heart Foundation encourages people to sign up to bike ride with staggering statistics

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging people in Plymouth to turn from spectator to sportsperson this summer, as new figures show that the average resident spends nearly 18 more hours watching sport than getting active every year.

The heart research charity has released the statistics to encourage people to sign up to its iconic London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday 17 June....

Communities raise vital funds for heart research

Hundreds of generous fundraisers across the South of England have joined the fight against heart disease by raising an almost £336,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research through its Do Your Own Thing campaign.

From fun runs and sponsored spin-a-thons, to charity quiz nights and bake sales, dedicated supporters across the region have been showing they’re all...

Over four fifths of people in SW would give to a good cause

New statistics released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveal just how generous South West residents are with two thirds saying giving to charity is important to them.

The nation’s heart charity surveyed 2,000 people to uncover our favourite fundraising habits to encourage everyone to hold a fundraising event to help raise money for life saving research.

The BHF found...

Just Walk all over heart disease for BHF

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on everyone in the South West to mark National Walking Month this May by signing up to Just Walk to help raise money for life saving research.

Just Walk invites family, friends and colleagues to put their best foot forward and arrange a walk in a location, time and distance of their choice to help raise money in the fight against heart...

Two fifths of people in SW confess they get out of breath running for a bus

Over two fifths of people in the South West have confessed to being so unfit they would get out of breath running for the bus, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) brand new fundraising challenge MyMarathon.

The BHF poll revealed well over half (52%) of adults in the South West said if they went running now the furthest they could manage...

Link between blood pressure and teen stress

A new study from the online journal Heart suggests a link between the tendency to become easily stressed in adolescents and a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

The research looked at more than 1.5 million 18-year-old men with normal blood pressure, who had been conscripted to the army in Sweden between 1969 and 1997 until the end of 2012 and were assessed...

Half of people in SW have heart disease fears

Almost three quarters of people in the South West have someone in their family with risk factors that put them greater risk of heart disease, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February.

The BHF poll revealed over half of people in the South West...

More people should be given blood pressure-lowering medication, says study

A study published in the Lancet on 24 December suggests that blood pressure-lowering drugs should be offered to all individuals at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke regardless of their blood pressure at the start of treatment.,

Currently, doctors only offer blood pressure lowering drugs to people considered to have ‘high’ blood pressure. However, the research suggests that...

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