Heart attack campaign

Heart and circulatory disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas.

While people act upon chest pain or symptoms commonly associated with cardiac arrests, heart attacks manifest themselves in different ways, and people may not recognise other symptoms (such as general feeling of unease, feeling weak or lightheaded). Chest pain can also manifest as tightness or squeezing, rather than pain.

A heart attack is a medical emergency. Call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you suspect a heart attack! 

Please follow the link below for more information regarding symptoms, treatment and prevention of a heart attack:

Heart attack