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How breakthrough gene-editing medicines could lower cholesterol — permanently

Gene-editing medicines that permanently and significantly lower cholesterol and the risk of heart attacks could revolutionise the field of cardiovascular disease.  Finding a way to prevent and treat heart attacks is a personal quest for Dr Sekar Kathiresan, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of genetics medicines company, Verve Therapeutics.  “Like so many families, ours has … Continued
Cardiovascular Health Q1 2023

Ways to better health for our one heart

The recent demise of high-profile public figures due to cardiovascular disease and some startling events on the sports field are unfortunate reminders that CVD is a disease without borders. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims more lives globally than any other disease. However, 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes — responsible for a significant portion of … Continued

How pop-up heart health checks in the community can save lives

A local community heart check programme is using pioneering testing technology to identify ‘at-risk’ patients and ensure they have early access to healthcare interventions. In the UK, it is estimated that up to 1 million people are living with heart failure (HF) with approximately 200,000 people diagnosed every year. It is also thought that 300,000 could … Continued