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Hearts Don't Break Around Here

Past event - 2018
14 May Doors 6pm
Event 7pm - 9pm
The Record Factory 17 Byres Rd,
Glasgow G11 5RD
Cardiovascular disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in Scotland, causing over a quarter of all deaths. Since the British Heart Foundation (BHF) was established the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease have more than halved! The BHF is currently investing £70 million in amazing, ground-breaking research right here in Scotland. Join us for an evening dedicated to the current research in Glasgow trying to combat high blood pressure and heart failure and hear about the new treatments that are being tested in ongoing trials. The evening is sponsored by the British Heart Foundation.

#PinkScience and its Fight for Every Heart Beat

Dr. Eilidh McGinnigle (Clinical Research Fellow)
My name’s Dr Eilidh McGinnigle. I’m a cardiology registrar in Glasgow and I am researching the effects of high blood pressure on the heart. Hypertension affects 30% of the adults in the world thus being the deadliest disease. This is due to its direct contribution to strokes, kidney failure, heart attacks and heart failure. In my talk you’ll hear about the research I’m working on and how I’ve been using #PinkScience to explain it to people.
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Improving the Treatment of People with Heart Failure

Heart failure affects around 2% of people. Patients can feel terrible and spend a lot of time in hospital. Lots of treatments have been discovered over the last 20 years which have dramatically improved outcomes and quality of life. Professor Mark Petrie will talk about successes to date and look at novel therapies that are being tested in ongoing trials.
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The Paradox of Success: Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Prof. Alan Jardine (Professor- Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences)
For many of the advances in medicine treatments that have transformed the outcomes for patients have had unexpected consequences including an increased risk of heart disease: heart attack and stroke.
Fifty years ago, progressive chronic kidney disease was fatal. Now patients are offered dialysis or kidney transplants. These treatments prolong life and, following transplantation, improve quality of life. However, an unexpected consequence of this is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease that has, to date, defied understanding. How should we investigate and treat this problem?
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