Heart care research paper year’s best
ThE work of a nurse and researcher has been named Paper of the Year by the journal Circulation: heart Failure.
Dr Claire Lawson, a lecturer at the University of Leicester, was lead author on Risk Factors for heart Failure: 20-Year Population-Based Trends by Sex, Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity.
The researchers found significant differences in the onset of heart failure between groups.
For example, heart failure appears to be happening at a much younger age for those from the lowest socioeconomic groups.
People from South Asian and black backgrounds experience heart failure at a younger age compared to white Europeans.
Dr Nancy Sweitzer, editor-inchief of Circulation: heart Failure, said the paper was an “important look at unmet needs” and that heart failure differences “in women and men and other huge disparities need attention”.
Dr Lawson said: “It’s an honour to have our paper selected as 2020 Paper of the Year.
“My thanks go to my co-authors for their work.
“Data modelling predicts rates of heart failure are set to keep rising with our ageing population.
“heart failure prevention programmes will need to target the groups most affected, as shown in our research, if we are to bring the disease under control.”