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'Stopping cardiovascular disease remains a major challenge'




Hundreds of under-75s have died from stroke and heart disease in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in recent years, new figures show.

Hundreds of under-75s died from stroke and heart disease in our area in recent years. (11524386)
Hundreds of under-75s died from stroke and heart disease in our area in recent years. (11524386)

It comes after a British Heart Foundation report revealed deaths from cardiovascular diseases in the UK among under-75s have risen for the first time in more than 40 years.

Public Health England data shows 268 people under the age of 75 in the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG area died from heart disease between 2015 and 2017, the latest period for which data is available.


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