Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke. Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.

Developing a cost-effective therapy to prevent heart attack and stroke.

Dr Sanjay Patel awarded prestigious grant to pursue life-saving investigations.
“Science is our only hope to save the planet” “Science is our only hope to save the planet”

“Science is our only hope to save the planet”

Professor David Celermajer's keynote address challenges how we think about medical research.
I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad. I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad.

I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad.

Heart Research gives back time.

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Prevention

Every 3 minutes, someone in the UK dies from cardiovascular disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease.

Detection

There are an estimated 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease in the UK. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death.

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, killing 425 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure.
Did you know?
1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before reaching hospital.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for one third of all deaths in Scotland. 
Coronary Heart Disease kills nearly 3 times more women than breast cancer

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Meet the team: Imala Alwis

Imala Alwis is a senior research officer at the Heart Research Institute, working in the Thrombosis group. He shares his personal story about his connection with heart disease.

"Heart disease has affected me personally. My dad was in his mid fifties when he had triple bypass surgery. He led a very healthy lifestyle and he was only diagnosed during a routine medical check up."

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How to make a nourish plate

There are regularly times during the course of my week, when I get home from a long day of work and find myself with the conundrum of having to find something to eat. What I’ve found works a treat on these days is creating a nourish plate. This is simply a plate of whole foods, as many as I can muster up from my fridge and pantry, presented as a smorgasbord of variety!
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Are you getting enough sleep?

Most of us want it more, but so many of us just aren’t getting enough. So where do you sit on the sleep quality scale? Sleep is a fundamental biological requirement for human health. Specific sleep disorders have also been linked to a variety of health problems and chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and more.

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