Together we can beat heart disease
Bradfordâ€™s Healthy Hearts brings together all of our local GP practices and the wider NHS with one aim: to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Our three-year programme targets:
- Vascular disease â€“ including patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease;
- Managing atrial fibrillation (AF) (an abnormal heart rhythm that vastly increases the risk of stroke) â€“ through anticoagulation;
- Heart failure - a condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure. It usually occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly.
- Prevention, particularly focussing on hypertension (high blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease