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Heart disease is the biggest cause of death for men and women in the UK. Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack and congestive heart failure. Steps to prevent heart disease include stopping smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising.

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Poor heart attack aftercare 'leads to needless deaths'

Almost 33,000 deaths could have been avoided in England and Wales over a 10-year period if better aftercare had been given to people following a heart attack, says a study.

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