Everyone should take steps to keep their heart healthy
In today's newspaper we feature the stories of young mothers who survived cardiac arrest and also that of a woman whose father died at 54 from a heart attack.
Sadly, heart disease is the biggest cause of death for women in Northern Ireland, and it can strike people at any age.
The medical and nursing experts in cardiology have saved many lives, and for this they deserve great credit and thanks.
However, it is up to everyone to try also to do what they can to help themselves stay in good health.
If you are worried about your health in this respect, it is vital that you seek medical advice as soon as you can.