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Holyrood Scotland's Heart Supplement / 20 September 2021

Holyrood Scotland's Heart Supplement / 20 September 2021

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The engine of life: why the work must go on to tackle heart disease. A Holyrood magazine supplement in association with the British Heart Foundation Scotland.

4 Overview: Heart broken 
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Scotland and will remain so unless more progress is made

6 Interview: Professor James Leiper 
As the British Heart Foundation marks its 60th anniversary, Holyrood reflects on its work with the charity’s associate medical director

8 Focus: Prevention 
Public health policies focused on the impact on health of smoking, overeating and alcohol can dramatically reduce premature death

10 Focus: Data 
Why access to information needs to be at the heart of cardiology 

12 Q&A: Opposition health spokespeople 
With heart disease stubbornly one of the biggest killers of Scots, Holyrood asks the opposition what they would do to tackle it
 - Annie Wells, Scottish Conservatives 
- Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour 
- Gillian Mackay, Scottish Greens 
- Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Lib Dems

15 Comment: Professor Lis Neubeck 
The Head of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health at Edinburgh Napier University and NHS Research Scotland Cardiovascular Disease Network Clinical Lead on embedding research in practice

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