Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to a group of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. It is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK.

The main conditions that make up CVD include

  1. Coronary Heart Disease
  2. Strokes and TIAs
  3. Peripheral Vascular Disease
  4. Aortic Artery disease.

The NHS website has really clear information on these issues, please do visit the weblink below if you would like to read on.

How you can help

We know that a lot of Cardiovascular Disease can be improved or avoided if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes:

  • Not smoking
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Keeping active
  • Eating healthily
  • Drinking in moderation


We are really keen to support you in making healthy choices so we’ve brought together lots of local support information within the ‘Wellbeing’ section of our website that we hope you’ll find helpful.