Heart disease

The medical name for heart disease is coronary heart disease. ‘Coronary’ means of the blood vessels around the heart.

NHS – heart disease

Heart Failure Matters – what is heart failure

British Cardiac Patients Association – glossary

British Cardiac Patients Association – Fact sheets about heart disease


Heart disease support

British Heart Foundation – London support groups

British Heart Foundation – helpline

British Cardiac Patients Association

Children’s Heart Foundation – information line

Heart UK – helpline


Reducing your Risk

Four things can help you reduce your risk of getting heart disease:

  1. Eat a healthy diet
  2. Be more physically active
  3. Keep to a health weight
  4. Stop smoking


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