Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the country's biggest killer, with more than 70,000 people dying of the disease each year. CHD is a disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart that may lead to angina, heart attack and congestive heart failure. CHD is not the only disease that affects the heart.
Whilst heart disease has been a national priority for over 10-years and significant progress has made in reducing the incidence and improving outcomes throughout England, much more can be done.
Networks in the NHS are changing: The East Midlands Cardiovascular Network in its current form will cease to exist as of March 31, 2013. Strategic clinical networks, overseen by the NHS Commissioning Board, are being established to take over the role and responsibilities of this Network. This website will not be updated after March 31, 2013.