26% of people with coronary heart disease have diabetes according to British Heart Foundation

Author: 
Alison Gallagher - Elected Committee member
Date of the announcement: 
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

In its latest research, the British Heart Foundation has highlighted that 90% of people living with coronary heart disease have at least one other long-term condition, while 60% have at least three. The analysis revealed that the most common comorbidity for people living with coronary heart disease was high blood pressure, which affects over 50% of patients. This is followed by 26% with diabetes, 14% who have had a stroke, 13% living with heart failure and 5% who have dementia. The research also found that the number of patients with heart and circulatory diseases living with five or more additional illnesses increased from 6.4% to 24.3% from 2000 to 2014. As a result of the analysis, the BHF called for more research to be conducted into heart attacks, strokes, vascular dementia and diabetes

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