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Heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Scotland. It includes all the diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack), stroke, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease and venous thrombosis.

Work at CRM

  • At CRM Prof Bruno Peault's group studies developmental heamatopoiesis and is also interested in the identification, purification, characterisation and medical use of multipotent progenitor cells, specifically mesenchymal stem cells. Working closely with his twin laboratory at the University of California at Los Angeles, his group studies the biology of perivascular stem cells and their possible role in tissue development, renewal and repair.
  • The ground floor of the SCRM building houses the BHF Centre for Vascular Regeneration, dedicated to study vascular repair and regeneration. This centre has been set up in close collaboration with the University / BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science.