Last week Alison Thewliss MP met with health experts to discuss the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Glasgow Central.
Latest figures show that there are 14,400 people living with heart disease and stroke in Glasgow Central.
Ms Thewliss attended an event in Westminster held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Heart Disease and met with experts from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to learn more about the levels of CVD locally, and ways to improve patient care.
They also discussed the progress the group had made on other issues such as heart failure, and inherited heart conditions.
Commenting on the meeting, Alison Thewliss MP said:
“Cardiovascular disease is a devastating condition responsible for more than a quarter of all UK deaths, and it is the most common cause of hospital admission for people over 65 years of age.
“Politicians in Westminster and the British Heart Foundation are working to support people burdened by heart disease and stroke, and find new ways of improving care in Glasgow Central.
“It’s vitally important that we work together to ensure that people living with cardiovascular disease in Glasgow Central get access to the care and support they need.”