Heart disease has an enormous financial cost. 1
Around 74,000 of these deaths were caused by coronary heart disease, which is the UK's biggest killer. 1
In the UK, there are about 103,000 heart attacks each year. 1
Our Clinical Research Group has developed a new early detection method for pulmonary vascular disease – or high blood pressure in the lungs – a severe condition affecting young adults.
Heart failure is generally only clinically apparent once the disease process is advanced, leaving the clinician with limited treatment options. The Cardiac Imaging Group is developing 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI), technology that is set to revolutionise not just cardiac imaging, but the daily practice of cardiology.
1 NHS, 2014
2 British Heart Foundation Statistics, Updated August 2015