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Medical Matters

Heart Disease

Heart Disease: Facts

  • Heart and circulatory diseases cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK, that’s more than 160,000 deaths each year – an average of 460 deaths each day or one every three minutes in the UK.
  • There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK: 4 million men and 3.6 million women.
  • 13 babies every day are diagnosed with a congenital heart condition
  • 7.06 billion pounds is spent by the NHS every year on Heart Disease, making it the highest of all diseases by comparable analysis.
  • Many heart attacks occur on Monday mornings. Heart attacks are particularly common during autumn and winter, and on Monday mornings. On Monday morning, the body’s stress hormone, cortisol, will spike due to returning to work. The heart also has to work harder to pump blood, which is thicker in the morning. 

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller