Dr Matt Kearney describes the important role of the NHS Health Check in the prevention and early detection of cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Heart disease has many forms. When put together, they’re referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD), a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
We want to reduce the impact of heart diease and diabetes and prevent the number of heart-releated illnesses, including heart attacks, every year across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
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