About Lancashire and South Cumbria Healthy Hearts

The aim of Lancashire and South Cumbria's Healthy Hearts website is to help you reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by giving you lots of information and tips on keeping your heart happy.

Together we can beat heart disease

Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The best thing we can all do to stay well is to make healthy choices in our every day lives.

We can also do more to prevent, find and manage conditions that increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, such as;

  • high blood pressure
  • atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm) 
  • high cholesterol
  • type 2 diabetes

 

Objectives

We aim to help people to keep their hearts happy and lower their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

To do this, the Lancashire and South Cumbria website will share local, practical information on:

  • how to live healthily and stay well
  • conditions that increase the chances of having a heart attack or stroke, such as;
    • high blood pressure
    • atrial fibrillation
    • high cholesterol
    • type 2 diabetes
  • how and where you can check your 'numbers'
  • how you can help to manage and contol these conditions to lower your CVD risk

The challenge

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in England – and were responsible for 33% of deaths in 2010. Coronary heart disease and stroke accounted for the majority of those deaths.

Conditions that increase the risk of CVD, such as high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes are very common across Lancashire and South Cumbria, but many people don't know they are affected as there may be no symptoms.

We need to do more to prevent, detect and control the conditions that can lead to CVD.

 

 

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