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Heart Disease

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) 2004:“Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK’s single biggest killer. More than 1.4 million people suffer from angina, 300,000 have heart attacks every year and more than 110,000 people die of heart problems each year. Around 41,000 of these deaths are premature, occurring in people aged under 75. CHD is responsible for approximately one in five of all deaths in men and one in six in women”

Glasgow has one of the highest levels of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the western world. This has been attributed to high rates of smoking, poor diet and deprivation.

The good news is that the number of people being newly diagnosed with CHD is reducing. Also the number of people who die from a heart attack is falling. This means, however, that the number of people living with CHD is increasing. There are over 40,000 people with a diagnosis of CHD living in Greater Glasgow.

This section of the website provides information for anyone affected by coronary heart disease.


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