Tackling Isle’s heart issues from Europe

Linda McAvan, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and Co-chair of the European Parliament's Heart Group opens the very first Cardiovascular Health Week in Brussels.
Linda McAvan, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and Co-chair of the European Parliament's Heart Group opens the very first Cardiovascular Health Week in Brussels.

An MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber has celebrated the first Cardiovascular Health Week in Brussels.

Linda McAvan, who is also co-chair of the European Parliament’s Heart Group took a lead role at the opening ceremony attended by representatives of the European Parliament, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Tonio Borg, the EU Commissioner for Health.

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 52 per cent of all deaths in women across Europe and 42 per cent of deaths in men, killing more people than all cancers combined.

Linda said; ‘If we pool our resources to combat this problem, we stand to improve the lives of thousands of people here.”