Heart disease kills!
CVD includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease and stroke. It's also known as heart and circulatory disease. Other types of cardiovascular disease include heart valve disease and cardiomyopathy (a term used for diseases of the heart muscle).
In the Bradford district one in five people over the age of 65 dies from coronary heart disease, whilst one in two people will die of some form of vascular disease.
In Bradford Districts CCG alone, more than 41,000 people (over one in 10) are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension) – a leading cause of heart disease and stroke - whilst over 4,000 people have an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and more than 5,000 people have experienced a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA).
How healthy is your heart?
Use this free calculator to find out your heart age.
What does it tell you about your heart? Whatever it tells you, now is the right time to start thinking about how to make changes to your lifestyle. We’ve put together some of our favourite sources of information, advice and help so that you can find them easily.
You could also talk to your practice nurse about how you can get the most health benefits from this information.