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

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'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.