Heart and Circulatory Diseases: Premature Deaths

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 4:14 pm ar 22 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Reclaim, North West Leicestershire 4:14, 22 Chwefror 2024

I thank Dean Russell for securing this important debate, and for sharing his personal experience of suffering a heart attack. I am delighted to see that he has made such a strong recovery that he can be here in the Chamber today. I am sure that many Members have been affected by cardiac disease, or know people close to them who have been deeply affected by this appalling and shocking killer.

The Library briefing pack for this debate contains a startling statistic. Almost casually, it mentions that cardiovascular deaths per 100,000 population have risen by 10% since 2019, after falling steadily for decades.