Matters of the Heart
For the next couple of weeks I would like to focus in on matters of the heart.
This week will have a focus on heart disease – stay tuned for facts and figures
Some sobering statistics
Want to hear some sobering statistics? – have a read…….
Cardiovascular disease kills someone in the UK every 3 minutes.
Accounting for more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK.
Every 6 minutes, someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack.
1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before reaching hospital
Stroke causes nearly 40,000 deaths in the UK each year.
And over 240,000 hospital episodes are attributed to stroke each year.
Heart disease also has an enormous financial cost.
The UK spends 3.2 billion each year on healthcare costs for heart disease
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