Together we can beat heart disease
The project is delivered by Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber working in partnership with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and local NHS organisations in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate and district, North Kirklees, Greater Huddersfield, Bradford district and Craven.
Our initiative aims:
to contribute toreducing the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and strokes in our area by over 10% to helpprevent 800 heart attacks and350 strokes over the course of the programme tosave the local health economy more than£12 million
- As of April 2023, 40,976 additional patients had been added to the hypertension register and 34,812 additional patients were treated (net 28,713 patients) since the project started in January 2019.
- For cholesterol, in total, 16,504 patients were switched from a low intensity to high intensity statin by April 2023 compared with the baseline of October 2019.
- As of June 2023, 68.56% of patients are treated to target for hypertension in West Yorkshire, up from 62.94% in June 2022.
- As of June 2023, 31.48% of patients are treated to target for cholesterol in West Yorkhisre, up from 24.24% in June 2022.
- As of June 2023, 90.48% of patients with Atrial Fibrillation are being treated with anticoagulation drug therapy, up from 89.08% in June 2022.
Where Healthy Hearts began
This website follows the success of Healthy Hearts in Bradford, who shared learning with colleagues across West Yorkshire. The video below covers the history of this project and its key successes.
In West Yorkshire, more than 600,000 people are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension) - a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.
We estimate that 256,000 people (9.8%) have high blood pressure but remain undiagnosed, while 60,517 people have an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and nearly 49,000 people have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).