The Anglia Ruskin talk that could save your life

Published: 6 March 2017 at 08:51

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Cardiologist explores the causes of heart attacks during free event in Chelmsford

Consultant cardiologist and Anglia Ruskin honorary Senior Lecturer Dr Gerald Clesham will discuss heart health and why heart attacks happen during a free event on Monday, 20 March at 7.30pm.

Coronary heart disease is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year and is common in both men and women. Fatty deposits may develop in the arteries that supply the heart, and blood clots can trigger a heart attack.

Dr Clesham said: 

“Heart disease remains one of the biggest killers in the UK and we need to raise public awareness. With a combination of lifestyle measures and preventative treatment, many heart attacks can be avoided. The aim is to get people to think about their heart health before they need to see a cardiologist.”

This event, at Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, will allow people to find out more about how the heart works, the danger signs to look for, and how to keep their heart healthy.

Dr Clesham is a consultant cardiologist and clinical director at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. He is also head of clinical governance at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon.

The talk, which takes place from 7.30pm until 8.30pm, will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. The event is free, but booking is essential. Visit the event page for more details, or e-mail