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 cholesterol higher than 5.  We are not a healthy bunch!

If you are interested in knowing your own risk of developing a cardiovascular disease check out the ASSIGN website

Be warned, your postcode influences your risk.

Author: Craig