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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.
Improving the Treatment of People with Heart Failure
Professor Mark Petrie (Professor/Honorary Consultant, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences))
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.