In times of recession, people worried excessively about their future and this did have an effect on their health. There were nearly 2000 deaths from heart attacks in London during the recession.
The good news is that there has been a 50% reduction in number of people dying from heart attacks in England. Better ways of helping patients reach the hospital in time and improved methods to treat people after they suffer a heart attack has resulted in fewer people dying from heart attacks.
Further, people are better informed about heart healthy diets and ways to prevent a heart attack which has also helped in reducing the number of deaths due to heart disease.