Be smoke-free
Apr18

Be smoke-free

Smoking Smoking is very bad for your heart. It greatly increases the risk of a heart attack, other types of heart disease and stroke. Quitting smoking is the most important way to lower your risk of heart problems. The good news is that once you stop smoking, the extra risk is reduced quickly. What smoking does to your heart Smoking affects the vessels that supply blood to your heart and other parts of your body. It reduces the amount...

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Keep your heart healthy
Apr17

Keep your heart healthy

Be smoke-free Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. Read more about smoking Manage your blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Find out more about blood cholesterol and how to manage it Manage your blood pressure Blood pressure isn’t...

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Angina
Apr17

Angina

What is angina? Angina is pain or discomfort that happens when your heart can’t get enough blood and oxygen. Angina is caused by coronary heart disease. Over time a fatty material called plaque builds up in your coronary arteries, making them become narrow. This reduces the blood flow to your heart, and sometimes it may not get as much blood as it needs. Stable angina Stable angina is chest pain that can occur during physical...

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