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Aneurysms

An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery or vein caused by a weakened vessel wall. Learn about the types of aneurysm, its symptoms and how it's treated.

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Brain aneurysm

A brain aneurysm is a bulge in an artery within the brain. If the aneurysm bursts or leaks, it can cause bleeding on the brain, which is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate attention.

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Aortic aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge or weakness in a blood vessel. Small aortic aneurysms don’t need to be treated, but larger ones will need surgery in case they burst.

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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a rare but serious condition where there is a tear in the innermost wall of the aorta — the largest artery in the body.

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What causes coronary heart disease?

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries. Find out the causes of coronary heart disese.

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Stroke – a personal story

Recovering from a stroke can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

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Just diagnosed with coronary heart disease

You can reduce your risk for further episode with some simple changes in your lifestyle. Find out more about what to do after just diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

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Coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis

Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ‘ischaemic heart disease’, is the most common form of heart disease. Learn how to reduce your risk.

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Diagnosis of coronary heart disease

There are several ways to diagnose coronary heart disease. Find out more from the information and resources on this page.

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Causes of a heart attack

If the blood supply to the heart is suddenly interrupted, heart muscles may be damaged and begin to die. Learn about the leading causes of heart attacks.

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