heart attacks

Lives at risk due to 50% drop in heart attack A&E attendances

People suffering heart attacks during the coronavirus outbreak may be putting their lives at risk by delaying seeking medical help, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

New data from hospitals across England show that the number of people seen in hospital with a suspected heart attack has halved since the beginning of March. The BHF is warning that thousands of people may...

New drug target could reduce risk of heart attacks

Researchers identify a new drug target which could reduce the furring of arteries lowering risk of heart attacks

A new study shows how a small protein called fractalkine may increase the furring of arteries in people. The researchers, from the University of Oxford, say developing drugs to target and reduce the amount of fractalkine could be a new way to slow furring of the arteries,...