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Heart Disease 


Introduction

If Lanarkshire people make small changes to their lifestyle, this could have a significant effect on the number of people who suffer and eventually die from this disease
Heart Disease affects about 4-5% of Lanarkshire’s population and accounts for around 1500 deaths each year – that means a fifth of the people who die in Lanarkshire every year, die because of heart disease.

In 1999, more than 2000 people suffered one or more heart attacks and there were nearly 900 new cases of angina reported.

Yet heart disease is preventable. If Lanarkshire people make small changes to their lifestyle, this could have a significant effect on the number of people who suffer and eventually die from this disease.

Because of this, tackling heart disease is a major priority for the NHS and there are a range of services and projects throughout Lanarkshire aimed at the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease patients.

These pages provide you with more information on these services and on heart disease itself and how to prevent it.

 
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