Heart disease 'claims 5,000 Welsh lives each year'

A hard-hitting TV advert will be shown to raise awareness of heart health, as new figures reveal coronary disease claims 5,000 Welsh lives every year.

Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch in March last year during an FA Cup tie Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

The advert - part of British Heart Foundation's new campaign 'Fight For Every Heartbeat' - includes the moment footballer Fabrice Muamba went into cardiac arrest during an FA cup match last year.

Heart disease remains the UK's single biggest killer, with one in six men and one in nine women in Wales dying as a result of it.

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'Hard-hitting' heart campaign

A hard-hitting TV advert will be shown to raise awareness of heart health, as new figures reveal coronary disease claims 5,000 Welsh lives every year.