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Mending broken hearts

Heart disease and stroke are two of the UK’s biggest killers, but they also leave thousands of others living with severe disabilities every year.

Right now at Manchester, our world-leading researchers are looking for new ways to combat cardiovascular disease. They’re translating the latest studies into tests and treatments that could make an enormous impact on vulnerable patients.

Sadly, people in Manchester are more likely to die from heart disease and stroke than many places in the UK. High levels of poverty, smoking and drinking alcohol are having catastrophic health implications for the city.

But at the University, we’re turning a negative situation on its head, because the rate of heart disease here makes Manchester the best place for this research to take place.

When it comes to mending broken hearts, Manchester is leading the way in vital research. But we need to do more if we’re to make heart disease and stroke a thing of the past.