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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.

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Almost 1 in 5 of us will see someone collapse because their heart has stopped – but many of us will not give them potentially life-saving CPR, experts say.

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