This is GP and Consultant in Public Health, James Crick explaining all about the Healthy Hearts website - an ambitious project that, over the next five years, aims to reduce the number of people having heart attacks and strokes and also reduce the number of people dying early from heart or other circulatory disease.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
When the heart beats normally, its muscular walls contract (tighten and squeeze) to force blood out and around the body. They then relax, so the heart can fill with blood again.
Heart attack and stroke are common causes of death and disability across Humber, Coast and Vale - but many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented.
Lifestyle factors can increase your risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke, as well as high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm), high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
There are simple steps you can take to live well and to identify issues early to reduce your risk and keep your heart healthy.
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