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Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Each year in England, over 80,000 heart attacks occur. Also called myocardial infarction, or MI, heart attacks can be deadly if medical care isn't received quickly. Besides taking steps to keep your heart healthy - such as eating healthily, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping your blood cholesterol and blood pressure well controlled - recognising and responding to heart attack symptoms is key to survival. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about heart attack, what it feels like, how to treat it and much more.

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Thumbnail: Heart attack death rate halves in a decade

Substantial fall attributed to better diet and lifestyle as well as improvements in NHS care, says study

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Thumbnail: Recognising heart attack, stroke and angina

How to spot the real-life signs of heart attack, stroke and angina, which differ from what we see in the cinema and on TV.

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