Heart Disease

In 2012 heart disease was the biggest cause of death in the UK - killing 15.6% men (1 in 6) and 10.3% (1 in 10) women. So anything you can do to help your heart out - eating healthily is a good start - will increase your longevity.

This section will maintain key information and medical advancements relating to heart disease - how to prevent it and what treatments are available.

Resources

NHS heart age calculator - https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/check-your-heart-age-tool.aspx

Recent News

Wrinkled forehead linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Independent - 26-Aug-2018

Furrows in the brow could indicate risk of heart condition or stroke.

Even low levels of air pollution can damage heart

BBC - 03-Aug-2018

People living by loud, busy roads have larger hearts on average.

Common infections raise risk of heart attacks and strokes

Telegraph - 12-Mar-2018

Study tracked 34,000 patients admitted to hospital with urinary or respiratory tract infections.