Skip to main content
Prevention

Coronary heart disease is a common but serious condition where the blood vessels supplying the heart are narrowed or blocked.

Coronary heart disease does not always have obvious symptoms. In some people, it can cause chest pain (angina) or serious problems like heart attacks.

The main treatments for coronary heart disease are healthy lifestyle changes and medicines. Surgery may be needed if it's severe.

Coronary heart disease is caused by a build-up of fatty substances in the blood vessels supplying the heart. It's often linked to an unhealthy diet.

You can reduce your risk of getting coronary heart disease by making simple lifestyle changes, such as exercising more and having a healthy diet.

Read more on the NHS website.

Coronary heart disease does not always have obvious symptoms. In some people, it can cause chest pain (angina) or serious problems like heart attacks.

Symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD)

The main symptoms of CHD are:

You can also experience other symptoms, such as heart palpitations and unusual breathlessness.

But not everyone has the same symptoms and some people may not have any before CHD is diagnosed.

Read more on the NHS website.

The main treatments for coronary heart disease are healthy lifestyle changes and medicines. Surgery may be needed if it's severe.

Medical treatments

Coronary heart disease cannot be cured but treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the chances of problems, such as heart attacks.

Treatment can include:

Self-care

If you have been diagnosed with CHD, you can reduce your risk of further episodes by making simple lifestyle changes.

For example, stopping smoking after a heart attack quickly reduces your risk of having a heart attack in the future to near that of a non-smoker.

Other lifestyle changes, such as eating more healthily and doing regular exercise, will also reduce your future risk of heart disease.

Read more on the NHS website.

You can reduce your risk of getting coronary heart disease by making simple lifestyle changes, such as exercising more and having a healthy diet.

Read more on the NHS website.

Coronary heart disease is caused by a build-up of fatty substances in the blood vessels supplying the heart. It's often linked to an unhealthy diet.

Read more on the NHS website.