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Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death globally. Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University are exploring the detection and management of the disease to improve patient care and survival rates and explore financial savings for the NHS.  

Research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is supporting Napier’s recently  created Centre for Cardiovascular Health. The flexibility and agility of SFC funding means the University can make investments that act on opportunities to develop key areas of research and strengthen networks with international partners.  

Researchers at the new Centre for Cardiovascular Health have already developed significant  research collaborations with the NHS and other health bodies into innovative digital solutions for management of common cardiovascular health issues, including high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. They have also developed collaborations that are exploring the positive effects of physical activity in managing chronic medical conditions, including COVID-19.   

The Centre’s work will lead to economic savings to government public health spending at a time when the NHS is under immense pressure. It will also accelerate improvements in patient survival rates and changes in international policy and practice. 


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