Bid to tackle heart failure

A CHARITY has begun major new research to curb the rise in West Yorkshire of heart failure.

The British Heart Foundation said the condition is one of the UK’s leading causes of disability.

The number of people dying from heart disease has fallen in Calderdale from 595 in 1994 to 263 in 2008, the number of people who survive a heart attack and go on to live with heart failure continues to rise.

The charity has now unveiled a new research programme called the Mending Broken Hearts project which will involved stem cell research to work out how to replace or repair damaged heart muscle.

But the charity needs cash to help fund the project and is urging Calderdale residents to supporting its Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

To order an appeal pack contact 0300 3330333 or visit