'Heart disease capital' revealed

Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK, new figures from the British Heart Foundation have today revealed the staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the country.

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North of the UK has higher death rate for heart disease

New figures from the British Heart Foundation have revealed the inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the country.

Worst heart health towns in the UK (2009 to 2011):

  • Tameside, Greater Manchester has a death rate of 132
  • Ballymoney, Northern Ireland has a death rate of 129
  • Glasgow, Scotland has a death rate of 128
  • Blackburn with Darwen, NW England has a death rate of 127
  • West Dunbartonshire, Scotland has a death rate of 124

Best heart health town in the UK (2009 to 2011):

  • Kensington and Chelsea, London has a death rate of 39

Britain's 'heart disease capital' revealed

Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK.

New figures from the British Heart Foundation have today revealed the staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across the country.

The British Heart FOundation has launched a new campaign to fight heart disease Credit: British Heart Foundation

Tameside in Greater Manchester is the UK's "heart disease capital", with the risk of heart disease more than three times higher than in Kensington and Chelsea in London, where people have the healthiest hearts.

Every year in Tameside, there are 132 deaths per every 100,000 people, while in the London borough the figure stands at just 39 per 100,000, a BHF spokesperson said.

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