Delyn MP David Hanson is supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. It aims to raise money to fund research that could help people like the hundreds living in Delyn with heart failure as a result of a heart attack.
David Hanson said:
“This groundbreaking research could offer hope to people like the hundreds living with heart failure as a result of a heart attack in Flintshire.
“I urge everyone in Flintshire to support this Appeal and help make a cure for damaged hearts become a reality.”
While the number of people dying of heart disease, which includes heart attacks, in Flintshire has fallen from 364 in 1994 to 268 in 2008, the number of people across the UK surviving heart attacks and living with heart failure has continued to rise.
The BHF is urging the public to support the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. Call 0300 333 0333 or visit bhf.org.uk/mbh to order an appeal pack.
Notes to editors
1. Heart failure is often caused by damage to the heart during a heart attack and means the heart can no longer pump properly. Heart failure is one of the UK’s leading causes of disability with some patients left housebound and fighting for breath.
2. Mortality data from Office of National Statistics, General Register Office for Scotland (1994-2008) and NISRA (2002-2008).
– The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need help. We rely on donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease.
– For more information visit bhf.org.uk/pressoffice.