Dr Matt Kearney describes the important role of the NHS Health Check in the prevention and early detection of Cardiovascular disease .
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
When the heart beats normally, its muscular walls contract (tighten and squeeze) to force blood out and around the body. They then relax, so the heart can fill with blood again.
We want to reduce the impact of Heart diease and prevent the number of heart-releated illnesses, including heart attacks and strokes every year across NENC.
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