Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Heart disease – this is a general term for conditions that affect narrow or block the blood vessels in and around the heart, which can then cause things like heart attack, angina and some strokes.

Heart disease can also affect the muscles and valves in the heart and can cause the heart to have irregular beats. 

Some unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, bad diet, not exercising and being obese can increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease.

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain travelling through body
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Feeling faint.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), also called heart and circulatory disease, is an umbrella name for conditions that affect your heart or circulation. This includes high blood pressure, stroke and vascular dementia.

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