Heart Disease Rates High In Glasgow

People in Glasgow are four times more likely to die from heart disease than those in some other regions, a charity has said.


The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said that there was an "unacceptable'' divide in the heart health of the nation.

Latest figures uncovered by the charity show "shocking inequalities'' in the number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease, the charity said.

The BHF has released a list of the places with the highest and lowest death rates for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

It found that Glaswegians were four times as likely to die prematurely from heart and circulatory disease than people living in Hart, Hampshire.

In Glasgow the 144 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 prematurely die from CVD, while only 40 out of every 100,000 in Hart prematurely die because of such problems.

Other places listed as having high death rates include Manchester, Blackpool, Dundee and Inverclyde, the charity found

On the other end of the scale, parts of Hampshire, Surrey and Cambridgeshire have the lowest death rates from CVD in under 75s.

Across the UK around 100 people under the age of 75 die from CVD every day. It accounts for more than one in four of all UK deaths, the charity said.

"These figures are a stark reminder of the unacceptable number of people that lose their lives to cardiovascular disease every year, often increased by the place they live,'' said BHF chief executive Simon Gillespie.

"There is still so much more we need to do. We've made huge progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, with 70% of heart attack victims now surviving to go home to their families.

"With the help of our supporters, we'll increase investment and accelerate our world-class research that could save the lives of more people that die prematurely. We remain determined to win the fight against cardiovascular disease, improving the lives of the seven million people living with it and saving those that currently die too young.''

In its new strategy the charity has said the key to preventing more premature deaths is to make sure research advancements go further and faster.

:: Here is a list of the bottom five local authorities named by the BHF as having the highest death rates.

In Glasgow 143.5 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Manchester 133.9 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Blackpool 125.3 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Dundee 123.2 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Inverclyde 122.9 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

:: Here is a list of the top five local authorities named by the BHF as having the lowest death rates.

In Hart, Hampshire, 34.9 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Winchester, Hampshire, 43.4 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In South Cambridgeshire 44.5 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Mole Valley, Surrey, 44.8 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

In Waverley, Surrey, 47.1 people out of every 100,000 under the age of 75 die prematurely from CVD.

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