Enjoy the latest insights & news from our cardiology team
Should I reduce saturated fat in my diet?
With low fat products on every supermarket shelf and advertised on TV it seems clear that saturated fat, like smoking, is bad for your heart health. Or is it? Coronary artery disease is caused by the build up of a substance called atheroma within the blood vessel. Just like when your drains get blocked and…See blog post
Wales sets example for UK organ Donation
Organ donation is often an emotive subject. However, research from the NHS blood and transplantation service suggests 90% of the UK population support organ donation, with only 33% of the population on the NHS Organ donation register. Worryingly the number of patients on the active Heart Transplant waiting list has increased by 143% since 2006…See blog post
I have read that Statins are bad…?
How safe are Statins?Cardiologists have long believed the hypothesis that heart attacks and angina caused by narrowing and blockages to heart arteries are caused in part by high cholesterol levels. Not only does LDL cholesterol (so called “bad cholesterol”) build up in the wall of the coronary artery as it narrows, but many studies in…See blog post
Should I Vape?
Should I Vape?The link between smoking and heart attacks was actually proven in a landmark study on doctors back in the 1950’s — those who smoked were far more likely to suffer a heart attack. Recently many people have begun to vape using e-cigarettes to either reduce their tobacco usage or stop smoking tobacco completely…See blog post