Heart disease is caused when the blood supply to your heart is blocked due to a build-up of fatty substances. While heart disease cannot be cured, lifestyle changes and medication can help you to live a perfectly normal life.
The main symptoms of coronary heart disease are:
. Shortness of breath
. Chest pain
. Pain throughout the body
. Feeling sick
. Feeling faint.
More information about heart disease, treatment and recovering from the effects of a heart attack can be found on the NHS website.
The British Heart Foundation are also here to give support and advice.