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Mending broken hearts

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The University of Reading is delighted to host the launch of the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) 'Mending Broken Hearts' campaign.

The BHF are currently providing £3.5 million funding for the University of Reading's Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research. Dr Sam Boateng of the ICMR is one of five academics nationally to feature in the BHF current campaign.

Working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, are the cause of approximately 200,000 deaths each year in the UK alone, with similar incidence rates across Europe, and North America, and are becoming an increasing burden in rapidly developing nations with very large populations. Cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and strokes, accounts for one in three of all deaths in the UK.

More than two thirds of people who suffer a heart attack are now surviving, turning figures from four decades ago on their head, according to data released by the British Heart Foundation. But the charity has warned news of fewer heart attack deaths should not mask the devastating burden that heart failure is now placing on the UK. Read more about the campaign here

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