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Heart Matters: Professorial Lecture with Professor Susan Dawkes

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Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh Napier University

Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road

Edinburgh

EH14 1DJ

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Every day in Scotland, almost 50 people die from heart and circulatory diseases and this pandemic kills more than eight million people globally each year. Survival rates are improving which is great news but more people are living with heart or circulatory diseases (over 7 million in the United Kingdom) and that is twice as many as those living with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined.

Many people, including those who have heart attacks, heart bypass operations and heart angioplasty (balloon) procedures are invited to cardiac rehabilitation but only around 50% attend. Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help patients to live healthier lives and manage their condition but so many people are missing out on that vital support. Even those who do attend have ongoing risk of disease progression as they continue to be overweight and have high blood pressure and cholesterol. With this in mind, does cardiac rehabilitation need rehabilitated?

Come along and hear Susan Dawkes, Professor in Cardiovascular Health, as she considers:

  • How can we get more people to attend cardiac rehabilitation?
  • How do we make cardiac rehabilitation more effective in helping patients to lead healthier lives?
  • How can healthcare professionals help to ensure patients are given individualised support?
  • How can we ensure cardiac rehabilitation focuses on the “what matters to you?” as opposed to the “what’s the matter with you?”

Lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm followed by a reception

Parking: Free parking is available at our Craiglockhart Campus, however we are well-served by public transport to and from the centre of the city. In addition, there are numerous cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.


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