World Heart Day 2018

World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29th September. Created by the World Heart Foundation, World Heart Day aims to inform people all over the globe that Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives every year.

The day is aimed at drawing people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues with both governmental and non-governmental organisations celebrating the day worldwide.

This month’s Connect contains the story of John Stewart, one of our engineers, who has made a good recovery after suffering a heart attack last year. This is in large part to the quick actions of his colleague, Kenna Warren, who recognised his symptoms and whisked him to hospital. You can read about John’s story in the September issue of the Council’s Connect magazine.

We all need to keep an eye on our colleagues and learn to recognise the signs of a heart attack or stroke. The NHS web site is an excellent resource to use to familiarise yourself with the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.

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