Ruth Coombs of British Heart Foundation Cymru
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More heart disease research to improve treatment, says BHF

More research on heart disease is needed to improve treatment for patients, the head of the British Heart Foundation in Wales has said.

Ruth Coombs' comments come as the latest figures show fewer people are dying or suffering from heart disease in Wales, with falls in smoking and binge drinking helping.

Deaths have fallen by a quarter, from just over 12,000 in 2005 to just over 8,800 in 2014, according to the Heart Disease Annual Report.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said authorities would "build on the positive progress we've seen so far", on risk factors and diagnosis times.

  • 22 Aug 2016
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