Latest British Heart Foundation Stories

2009-08-07 15:25:00

A new study finds that men who experience chest pain are much more likely than women to develop serious heart problems.The study, led by the National University of Ireland, showed that male patients with chest pain were twice as likely than female patients to have a heart attack, and nearly three times as likely to suffer a heart disease-related death.Chest pain, known as angina, is caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart muscle.  Although it can sometimes be the first...

2009-01-21 13:42:00

DALLAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical studies that may influence medical care and research that demonstrates how science can be effectively applied in the real world top the list of cardiovascular disease and stroke advances from 2008, said Timothy Gardner, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association has been compiling an annual list of the top 10 major advances in heart disease and stroke research since 1996. "It's always difficult to...

2008-10-28 14:09:29

Scientists now have a working prototype of a fully artificial heart ready for implanting in humans. The device uses electronic sensors to regulate heart rate and blood flow. The developers of Carmat, the artificial heart, now need approval from the French authorities before pushing ahead with clinical trials. Previous attempts to create a fully artificial heart had failed during human testing and heart experts are remaining cautious over the new development. Researchers around the world have...

2008-09-20 12:00:53

By Warren Manger HEART attack victims in Coventry and Warwickshire are being denied life-saving care because recovery programmes are understaffed, a new report claims. Only half of all heart attack patients in the West Midlands receive vital cardiac rehabilitation, it has been claimed. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says a 12-week rehabilitation programme costs the NHS only pounds 600 per patient - and could boost a patient's chances of living for another five years by up to 25 per...

2008-09-18 00:00:00

By Cherie Gordon A funding shortfall is putting the lives of thousands of heart attack patients in the South West at risk because they are not receiving the proper care, a new report has revealed. A lack of money for life-saving cardiac rehabilitation treatment means that more than half of all heart attack sufferers are missing out on vital life-saving treatment. Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that only 47 per cent of patients in the South West receive cardiac...

2008-09-15 18:00:37

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor PATIENTS are being denied access to life-saving heart rehabilitation programmes because of a severe lack of expert staff. A report published today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that none of Wales' cardiac rehabilitation programmes meets minimum staffing levels. And it said only a third of people who could benefit from such schemes are receiving the help they need. The report also reveals cardiac rehabilitation in Wales, which costs...

2008-09-04 18:00:32

LORD Mayor of Cardiff Kate Lloyd has chosen George Thomas Hospice and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as her charities for her year of office. The organisations have both recently appointed a nurse to care for patients suffering cancer or heart disease in Cardiff, and the Lord Mayor said she was delighted to be supporting these particular projects. She said: "I am delighted to be able to support two such deserving charities. They both do incredible work under the most difficult of...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

Everybody has heard of Cancer Research, and everybody has also heard of the British Heart Foundation: but stop 10 people in the street and ask them what they know about the British Lung Foundation, and one would be lucky to find one with any recognition of its existence. I know; I've tried it: yet this charity has been running for over 20 years. The disheartening statistics are that, on average, one member of every family has a lung problem, with resultant breathing problems, illnesses from...

2008-07-18 18:00:35

LIFE-SAVING skills will be taught to youngsters thanks to a partnership between their school and a charity. Pupils from Rhiwbina Primary School in Cardiff will learn first aid after the school became the latest to sign up to the British Heart Foundation's Heartstart UK scheme. The charity has invested more than pounds 1,000 in training manikins to enable instructors to teach the children. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-09 00:00:30

Pupils at St Thomas More Primary have been skipping for joy. Youngsters at the school in Marsland Road have been taking part in a sponsored skip in aid of health week. Nearly 200 pupils took to the playground with their ropes for an hour to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The event was held as part of the school's health week. Other activities have included learning how to jog, finding out about the health implications of smoking as well as learning about fitness and...

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