Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death both in the UK and worldwide.
It is responsible for around 74,000 deaths in the UK each year. About 1 in 5 men and 1 in 8 women die from CHD.
In the UK, there are an estimated 2.7m people living with the condition and 2m people affected by angina (the most common symptom of coronary heart disease).
CHD generally affects more men than women, but from the age of 50 the chances of developing CHD are similar for men and women.
There are videos available on all aspects of BHF and heart disease on the BHF video site
Audio MP3 Downloads
Now you can download and listen to podcasts free from the BHF – either on the move or in the comfort of your own home. As well as the few examples below, there is a full list on the podcast page:
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
The British Hypertension Society (BHS) recommends that only properly validated BP monitors be used both in the clinic and at home. All the monitors listed on their website have been clinically validated. This means that all the machines, regardless of their cost, give reliable readings when used correctly. Please note that added cost does not equate to added accuracy.
CHD – Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people’s experiences of health and illness. A resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.
A resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to CHD.
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of CHD.
British Heart Foundation
“Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease”.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.