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Most UK heart disease deaths in North West

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The highest rate of deaths from heart disease in England occurs in the North West, figures have suggested.

A report using data released by the NHS Information Centre in 2009 has been compiled by the charity Heart UK.

It revealed that out of the top five areas that have the highest number of mortality rates from coronary heart disease, three of them are in the North West.

One primary care trust, Tameside and Glossop, has almost four times as many deaths from the disease compared to Kensington and Chelsea in London.

According to the data, the areas with the highest deaths through coronary heart disease include Blackburn with Darwen Primary Care Trust and Manchester Primary Care Trust.

Westminster Primary Care Trust, East Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust, Dorset Primary Care Trust and Surrey Primary Care Trust were among the areas with the lowest death rates linked to the disease.

Heart UK chief executive Jules Payne said: “Those diagnosed with heart problems should take a proactive approach towards their health - knowing their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers and weight, going for regular check-ups and speaking to their doctor if they have any concerns.

“For those with a family history of heart disease, small changes to diet and lifestyle for example can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.”




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