Cardiovascular conditions are very common and affect your heart and blood vessels.
The heart is a muscular organ around the size of your fist, found in the left side of your chest. Every day it pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood through a network of veins and arteries known as the cardiovascular system.
The most common type of cardiovascular disease are conditions that narrow or block blood vessels (known as coronary heart disease). This affects over 7.5 million people in the UK and can lead to a heart attack, angina and stroke.
Early diagnosis and treatment is vital, so don’t hesitate to talk to a doctor.
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