Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition Condition increases the risk of heart attack by 48 per cent, according to the National Diabetes Audit Almost 14,500 diabetics in England and Wales suffered a heart attack between 2010 and 2011 People with diabetes also 65 per cent more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 People with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not have the condition, new research has shown.

Turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds

Patient turned away from hospital for life saving surgery THREE TIMES because there were no available beds Stephen Jones, 62, was turned away three times in two weeks after taking three 150-mile round trips to a Plymouth hospital for heart bypass surgery | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 10 September 2012 Exhausted: Heart patient Stephen Jones, aged 62, has said he does not blame hospital staff for his treatment, but admits it has left him 'dispirited' A heart patient was forced to travel 450 miles to and from hospital for life-saving surgery – only for it to be cancelled THREE TIMES.