Janet Lloyd, 81, from Swansea
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Swansea woman with heart problem 'struggles' with everyday tasks

Wales has the highest prevalence of heart failure in the UK, latest figures have shown.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said more than 30,000 people in Wales have been diagnosed.

Nearly a third of patients admitted to hospital could die within 12 months, the BHF said.

Heart failure is most commonly caused by a heart attack which causes irreparable damage, and the charity said more research is urgently needed.

Janet Lloyd, 81, from Swansea, had a triple bypass 20 years ago but now one of the valves is not working properly which means she struggles to carry out everyday tasks.

  • 02 Jun 2016