Dr Mike Knapton
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Dr Mike Knapton is Associate Medical Director for the British Heart Foundation, and a working GP in his home town of Cambridge. He trained at Cambridge University, and has several decades of medical experience - especially working with heart patients. At the British Heart Foundation Mike is responsible for developing ways to help all people at risk of, or affected by, heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer. He leads the charity’s efforts to prevent avoidable heart disease, save lives, and maximise recovery and quality of life.

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The Frightening Truth About Heart Transplants

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2013 | (12:40)

This week, I learnt a frightening truth: the number of people waiting for a heart transplant has more than doubled in just four years. There are now 211 people on the active heart transplant list compared to 92 people in March 2009.

The 130 per cent increase is deeply troubling,...

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A New Vision to Tackle Biggest Killer

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2012 | (00:00)

Three years ago, a unique group of more than 40 voluntary organisations, including the British Heart Foundation, published a very important piece of work. The Cardio and Vascular Coalition's (CVC's) Destination 2020 report urged the Department of Health to commit to a proactive and coordinated plan...

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Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

(1) Comments | Posted 28 May 2012 | (00:00)

It seems recently like the whole world has been talking about statins - these are cholesterol lowering drugs - as a recent study published in the Lancet hit the headlines, talking about prescribing them for everyone over 50 in an effort to stave off the devastating effects of...

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