Heart disease overview
Heart disease is a leading 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.
Nearly two thirds of Brits would be unable to cope if someone close to them had a cardiac arrest, St John Ambulance experts say.
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