About Healthy Hearts
Here in North East Lincolnshire more than 20,000 people are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension). We estimate another 17,500 people also have high blood pressure but have not been diagnosed.
That's a total of nearly 38,000 local people living with high blood pressure which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke!
3874 people in North East Lincolnshire have an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and 285 people were admitted to hospital after a stroke during 2017/18.
The good news is there is a lot we can all do to keep our hearts healthy. This is why here in North East Lincolnshire we are supporting the Healthy Hearts website, which has been launched to help improve heart health among people living in Humber, Coast and Vale.
The Healthy Hearts website is designed to help people reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack, and help to lower the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease - a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
The website has been created to help people living in Humber, Coast and Vale – a region which includes North East Lincolnshire, as well as North Lincolnshire, Hull and East Yorkshire, Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale.
Find out more: www.humbercoastandvalehealthyhearts.co.uk