Cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke are considered non-communicable disease as unlike communicable diseases they are not transmittable between living creatures. Currently 85.6 million people live with one form of cardiovascular disease.
The main risk factors for these diseases include cardio-metabolic features such as abnormal blood lipids and glucose regulation and obesity leading to diabetes and hypertension.
Driving scientific innovation and discovery for diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiovascular disease, inflammatory and immune disorders, microbial resistance, and cancer.
Inequalities in health and wellbeing in the UK and internationally; welfare, health and wellbeing; ageing studies; health economics.