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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - the UK's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Recovering from exercise

What many people fail to remember is that the benefits that come with exercise are determined by our recovery. That’s right, exercising is only the first part in improving our health and wellbeing, the part that comes after it is just as, if not more important.

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HRI at the forefront of a global push for stroke screen

HRI at the forefront of a global push for stroke screen

Older people should be routinely screened for an irregular heartbeat to prevent thousands of strokes worldwide each year, a top-level expert panel of health specialists has urged. An international collaboration, AF-SCREEN, co-founded by Heart Research Institute cardiologist Professor Ben Freedman, is behind a global push to introduce national screening programs for the common heart condition atrial fibrillation (AF), which triggers catastrophic strokes.

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Phil's story

Phil's story

Late one night, Phil began to feel a sharp stabbing pains under his left armpit. The pains abated overnight but returned the next morning when Phil was driving to work. While it wasn’t classic chest pain, it was severe and as Phil remembers, “It was a pain that was not normal for me, and it was very severe, so I took myself straight to the hospital.”

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Pancakes with yoghurt, honey and fruit

Pancakes with yoghurt, honey and fruit
Supplied by Kate Freeman, Nutritionist assisting The Heart Research Institute
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