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The appliance of Cardiovascular Science in the West of Scotland


This was the title of the lecture given today at the Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre by Prof. Graham Watt.   First the bad news; Life expectancy (related to cardiovascular disease) has not improved over the past 10-20 years.   Cigarette smoking is one of the biggest risks here in Glasgow and around 70% of us have a […]

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SCF 2011 – University of Aberdeen


As always this was a great (intimate meeting).  At £10 a head for registration it is probably the best value for money of any of the regular cardiovascular meetings.  There must have been around 60 delegates as the treasurer had £600 in his bag when we arrived at the pub to watch the Scotland vs […]

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Hypertension Workshop (BPS)


Last week I attended the British Pharmacological Society workshop on Hypertension.  This was a fantastic meeting with a great line-up of speakers. Prof. Tom McDonald gavea very polished talk on the epidemiology of hypertension.  Prof McDonald reminded us that for every 1kg of weight we gain our blood pressure goes up by 1mmHg.  The cure […]

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Scottish Cardiovascular Forum


The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum meets annually and tomorrow it all happens in Aberdeen.  I will post a report early next week.

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