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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts aims to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke for people at highest risk

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Why we are focusing on cardiovascular disease

Heart and circulatory disease, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the biggest cause of death and disability in England with 1 death every 4 minutes, but often it can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.

CVD has a huge impact on people’s lives, but early detection and treatment can help patients live longer healthier lives. West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts is a three-year initiative that aims to contribute to the reduction in the number of people affected by heart disease including strokes and heart attacks. The focus is on three specific risk factors including high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), high cholesterol and diabetes.

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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Do you want to know more about how you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including stroke and heart attack?

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INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

Information and resources for GPs, consultants, nurses, pharmacists and other health and care professionals

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LOCAL INFORMATION

Find out what's happening in your area and learn more about heart health and our partners 

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What Healthy Hearts  means to the people of West Yorkshire and Harrogate

 

We want to reduce the impact of heart disease and diabetes and prevent the number of heart-releated illnesses, including heart attacks across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

 

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