Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death and disability globally, nationally and within our region.
In the UK, there are around 7 million people are living with CVD. It causes more than 150,000 deaths each year.
Healthcare costs relating to heart and circulatory diseases are estimated at £9 billion each year.
Stroke, a preventable disease, is the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK. In Liverpool CVD accounts for a fifth of all premature deaths.
To address this, the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science (LCCS) has been formed.
This cross-cutting, dynamic theme promotes the integration of a full range of expertise from laboratory to clinical research, allowing the translational aspects of cardiovascular medicine to be fully realised.
We extract and analyse large data sets from epidemiological studies to answer important health questions. This approach enables us to identify trends, risk factors, and outcomes, from which the information obtained may be used to support healthcare initiatives and patient education.
The focus is on patient-centred research, with qualitative approaches to help understand patient values and preferences. We hope results will be applicable to a range of individuals including nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
This area of research is targeted at identifying risk factors that may have an impact on incident cardiovascular diseases. Our interests within applied health have included health economics, modelling, and outcomes research to investigate the impact on health services in the UK and globally.
We would be very interested in hearing your ideas and thoughts regarding a potential collaboration. Please contact Paul Burdett, Programme Manager.