Heart attack

Over half the number of deaths that are caused by heart disease and stroke could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes.

Use the left hand menu to find out what causes a heart attackThe death of a section of heart muscle caused by an interruption in its blood supply. Also called a myocardial infarction. and what can be done to help prevent one happening.  Start by clicking here.

It's vital to understand the importance of recognising the symptoms of a heart attack. Being aware of these symptoms could save your life, or the life of someone close to you.

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