Glasgow remains the worst place in Scotland for heart disease

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Figures: Heart Disease is one of Scotland's biggest killers.© STV

Glasgow remains Scotland’s heart disease capital, according to new figures released by the British Heart Foundation.

People in Glasgow are more likely to die from coronary heart disease (CHD) than anyone else in Scotland, followed by people in West Dunbartonshire.

Dundee completes the top three most dangerous places for heart health.

Meanwhile at the bottom of the scale, Moray is the healthiest place to live.

Professor Peter Weissberg, BHF Medical Director, said: "These latest figures expose staggering inequalities in deaths from heart disease across Scotland. But it’s unacceptable that people continue to die from heart attacks, regardless of their postcode.

"Coronary heart disease is not beaten yet, it remains the single biggest killer in Scotland. We urgently need the nation to unite behind our quest to fund research to eradicate this deadly disease wherever it strikes."

The BHF is calling on people across Scotland and the rest of the UK to fight back against the disease.

A new hard-hitting UK-wide campaign brings together heart patients and scientists to hail research as the weapon needed to win the battle against heart disease.

BHF Professor Mark Kearney, a researcher, cardiologist and ‘face of’ the TV advert, said: "I hate seeing the impact of heart disease on children, parents and grandparents, my experience in clinic is an everyday reminder that heart disease devastates too many lives.

"I’m searching for a breakthrough to put an end to the suffering. But medical research costs money and the BHF urgently needs support to rid the UK of heart disease and the misery it brings."

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