Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

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British Heart Foundation

A charitable organisation that aims to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease. Provides information on many types of heart conditions including heart attack.

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British Cardiac Patients Association

Offering support, reassurance and information to all cardiac patients. Representing patients in local and national issues relating to coronary heart disease.

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MI: secondary prevention

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Myocardial infarction (persistent ST-segment elevation) - bivalirudin

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Acute coronary syndromes

A patient guide to complement the SIGN guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Provide an Advice line service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including a booklet and video on heart attack.

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Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association

Exists to prevent and alleviate chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland.

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Heart Rehabilitation

This site is for people with heart problems. It contains a complete list of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in the UK and surveys of the months most interesting publications.

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Heart & Stroke Information Point

Provides reliable, up to date information for patients and carers affected by heart disease and/or stroke conditions. The project is funded by The Big Lottery and is being undertaken by NHS Tayside in conjunction with the University of Dundee. The website has been developed in partnership with patient, carer and healthcare professional groups across Tayside and they also work with national organisations including Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. The website provides general information about heart disease and stroke conditions and also localised information about support groups in the Tayside area.

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Medicine Guide for Heart Attack

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Heart Attack

Healthtalkonline, is an award-winning charity website, which lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. The information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.

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Heart attack

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Heart attack

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.