How Liverpool is working together to combat cardiovascular disease

One in five people in the Liverpool City Region die from cardiovascular disease every year.

These diseases of the heart and circulation are also a leading cause of disability in the region. 

Congenital heart disease is one of the most common types of birth defect, with around 37 babies a year diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in Liverpool.

The Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science (LCCS) was established three years ago in response to this landscape and has four partners – University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) and Liverpool Health Partners (LHP). 

The LCCS set up a Community, Engagement and Involvement (CEI) group to raise awareness of heart health, promote healthy lifestyles, and detect and prevent heart conditions through events and activities that would enable communities to engage with the LCCS.

The CEI group focusses on key events throughout the year that include World Heart Day, World Stroke Day and Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week.

This video below features an update on our CEI activity and plans from Keith Wilson, who is a Research Patient Ambassador at LHCH, and member of the LCCS CEI group.

If you would like more information about the LCCS and its CEI activity then please contact the LHP Cardiovascular Programme Manager, Paul Burdett: