Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease that was responsible for the deaths of 88,000 people in the UK in 2008 (British Heart Foundation CHD Statistics 2010). In all, 191,00 died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. Death rates are highest in Scotland and North of England and lowest in the South of England. CHD is the biggest killer in the country.

Useful Links

  • British Heart Foundation – Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast hands-only CPR
    There are more videos available on all aspects of BHF and heart disease on the BHF video site
  • CHD – Healthtalkonline
    Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people’s experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.
  • CHD
    An excellent resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to CHD.
  • NHS Choices
    Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of CHD.
  • British Heart Foundation
    Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

Audio MP3 Downloads

Now you can download and listen to podcasts free from the BHF – either on the move or in the comfort of your own home. We have a few examples below.