Holyrood Magazine Scotland’s Heart supplement / 12 September 2016

Written by on 11 September 2016 in Magazine

A special focus on heart disease, in association with the British Heart Foundation Scotland.  Interviews and comment from new medical director Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison, opposition party health spokespeople Alex-Cole Hamilton, Anas Sarwar, Alison Johnstone and Donald Cameron, and experts from ASH Scotland, Save a Life Scotland, and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

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4  Overview: Scotland’s heart

Heart disease remains a huge burden on Scotland

 

5 Comment: ASH Scotland

Tobacco is considered responsible for around a tenth of CVD and stroke deaths

 

6 Comment:  Save a life Scotland

The power to save lives is in our hands

 

7 Patient Story: David Smith

A Bathgate man tells of his life after a heart attack

 

8 Interview:  Professor Sir Nilesh Samani

The British Heart Foundation’s new medical director talks breakthroughs in cardiovascular research

 

11 Patient Voice: David Saunders

A Heart Hero award winner on managing a congenital heart condition

 

12 Q&A: Health Spokespeople

The party health spokespeople tackle the big cardiovascular talking points

 

15 Comment: Professor Keith G Oldroyd and Dr Ewan A Dougall

Research should be “part and parcel” of clinical work

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