Future Challenges in the Fight Against Heart Disease
in the battle against heart-disease will be tackled at a free public lecture to
be delivered at the University of Leicester on Monday, May 20.
Sir Charles George, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation will
deliver the lecture:The Fight Against Heart Disease: Successes and Future
George said: "In recent years, there have been many achievements in the
fight against heart disease. We have seen
an increase in the numbers of children surviving who are born with congenital
heart conditions from 20% to 85%. In
adults, the number of people dying from coronary heart disease has dropped by
10% in the last two years.
there is still much to be done. With
increasing levels of obesity and physical inactivity in adults and children, it
is foreseeable that there could be more people than ever before living with the
consequences of heart disease. Although
we may be winning some of the battles in the fight against heart disease, the
war is far from over.
look forward to speaking at the University of Leicester, one of the leading
centres for heart research in the UK, about the successes and the challenges we
face in the continuing war against heart disease"..
from the University of Leicester are engaged in a number of key research
the world's biggest studies into causes of hereditary heart disease, funded by
the British Heart Foundation
why some people suffer heart attacks at a younger age than others, funded by the
British Heart Foundation
the causes of cardiac arhythmia, a condition in which the heart does not pump
blood efficiently around the body.
Sir Charles George qualified in medicine at the University of Birmingham.
He is former Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton and a
former chairman of the General Medical Council's Education Committee.
He was knighted in 1998 for services to medicine and medical education.
Frank May MBE was conferred with an Honorary Freedom of the City of Leicester in
December. A retired businessman with a local and national reputation for public
service, he is a former member of the University Council, an honorary graduate
and a generous supporter of the University. He has established and funds two
annual medical science lectures.
May Clinical Sciences Lecture: The Fight Against Heart Disease: Successes and
Future Challenges will be delivered by Sir Charles George, Medical Director of
the British Heart Foundation on Monday, May 20 at 5.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1,
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building, University of Leicester. It is free and
open to the public.
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