The heart is incredibly important.
Beating an average of 72 times a minute (every minute of our lives), the heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body, while simultaneously removing the waste products we don’t need. When blood blood flow becomes limited or stopped, the body shuts down and without intervention, we die.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills someone in the UK every three minutes. This accounts for more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, leaving families devastated. 1
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1 British Heart Foundation, Accessed 30th Nombember 2015