About: Jules Payne

Cholesterol
Health 23-10-2015

MEPs call for action on life-threatening genetic cholesterol

Members of the European Parliament this week hosted an event in Brussels where they called for an EU-wide strategy on Familiar Hypercholesterolemia, or FH, a genetic disease characterised by uncontrolled high cholesterol.
Cardiovascular diseases make up 40% of deaths in the EU, according to a WHO study
Health 01-10-2015

World Heart Day announcement: EU health information system coming soon

The European Commission is planning to have its pan-European health information system operational in about one year, an official told a Parliament event on World Heart Day (29 September).
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Health 28-09-2015

Cardiovascular Disease in Europe

“Cholesterol is a global problem and a very big risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It causes half the heart attacks that happen,” says Jules Payne, Chief Executive at Heart UK.
Health 10-04-2015

Heart UK CEO: It isn’t rocket science to test people for cholesterol-related conditions

Funding is being cut for screenings of patients with too much bad cholesterol, even in frontrunner countries. But testing, instead of having to treat, is much more cost-effective, says Jules Payne.
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Health 07-04-2015

Heart UK: FH patient groups need to unite to influence policy

"FH is starting to take off in certain European countries," said Jules Payne, Chief Executive of Heart UK.
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Health 31-12-2014

Cardiovascular Diseases: Cholesterol – What Impact for Europe?

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 86% of all deaths in Europe, siphoning off 70% to 80% of healthcare budgets – an estimated €700 billion per year. During the 2014 EU Summit on Chronic Diseases, the European Commission identified key actions to tackle those. The initiative was taken in response to a call by the United Nations to reduce Non Communicable Diseases by 25% by 2025. So-called “bad” cholesterol increases the risks of heart diseases and stroke. According to the WHO, globally, a third of ischaemic heart disease is attributable to high cholesterol.

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