About Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all heart and circulatory diseases, including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease, hypertension, stroke and vascular dementia.

Other types of cardiovascular disease include heart valve disease and cardiomyopathy.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It’s usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in Tameside and Glossop and the UK, but it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.

You can find out more about the types of cardiovascular disease HERE