Heart disease and cardiovascular/circulatory system disorders affect the heart muscle and/or blood vessels. There are many conditions which fall within this category, including aneurysms, angina, heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest and heart failure.
It has now been established that physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to heart disease. Other heart risk factors such as high blood pressure, low levels of the good High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and being overweight are aggravated by being physically inactive.
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The Irish Heart Foundation is the only national voluntary organisation in Ireland working to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke through promoting awareness of the risk factors for heart disease and a healthier lifestyle. Other services provided include fundraising, research, advocacy, CPR and other training to the medical profession and others.