A leading research specialist from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital has set up an international collaboration to investigate and help improve cardiovascular diseases in young people.
Professor Colin Berry, Director of Research at the Golden Jubilee, visited India to set up the collaboration, which aims to improve care for patients with ischaemic heart disease, which is the number one health problem in both Scotland and India.
Professor Berry said: “As one of the world’s leading heart and lung centres, the Golden Jubilee is continually looking to build links within the health industry across the globe.
“Scotland and India share a particular health problem in ischaemic heart disease, so it is vital that we collaborate with our international colleagues to find answers for the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease at home and further afield to benefit our patients.”
This relationship follows the Golden Jubilee’s involvement in many world leading cardiac research trials* and its emergence over the last decade as one of Europe’s leading heart and lung centres.
Professor Berry added: “We are delighted that some of the Golden Jubilee’s innovative research studies, which have a hugely positive impact on patients in Scotland, are now being replicated to improve the care and treatment options for patients across the world.
“Working together with colleagues who are facing the same health challenges, will allow us to make huge strides in cardiac research, making a difference to, not only our nation’s health, but heart health on a global scale.”
During the visit, Professor Berry also delivered a series of lectures to showcase some of the groundbreaking research being carried out at the Golden Jubilee. He also officially opened a state of the art genomic laboratory at the Madras Medical Mission, which will be used for clinical and research purposes.