Coronary heart disease caused by narrowing and blockage of the heart arteries causes angina, heart attacks and heart failure. It remains one of the commonest causes of mortality in the UK and globally. Public health interventions and improvements in treatment have steadily reduced deaths from coronary heart disease.
This lecture will discuss the causes of coronary heart disease and advances in reducing its effects.
Support the show
A lecture by Sir Chris Whitty
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/whats-on/coronary-heart
Gresham College has offered free public lectures for over 400 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. There are currently over 2,500 lectures free to access. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds. To support Gresham's mission, please consider making a donation: https://gresham.ac.uk/support/