What is Coronary heart disease (CHD)?

CHD is the UK’s biggest killer. You may not have any symptoms, but you may experience a heavy feeling or tightness in your chest. This could be angina – an early warning of CHD.

If your coronary arteries become blocked cutting off the blood and oxygen supply to your heart, you may have a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be very similar to angina, but they can also feel like heart burn or indigestion.

If you think you are having a heart attack, call 999 immediately.

What causes CHD?

Risk factors of CHD include:

  • Being overweight
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure.

How is CHD treated?

Our experienced cardiovascular consultants can diagnose and treat your coronary heart disease and advise you on the changes you may need to make to keep your heart healthy.

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