Heart Disease / Heart Disease Prevention

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Includes a number of leaflets on heart problems.

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British Heart Foundation

A charitable organisation that aims to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease. Website provides extensive information about heart problems and related issues.

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HEART UK

Committed to raising awareness of heart disease in the UK and stressing the importance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing the risk of suffering from it.

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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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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 Research

Dedicated to raising money for vital research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease so that people can enjoy fuller and healthier lives. Their website also gives information on living a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise tips, the effect of smoking on the heart as well as details of fundraising events.

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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.

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Coronary Heart Disease

Information from Women’s Health Concern.

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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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Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel

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

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Coronary Artery Disease - drug-eluting stents

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

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Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting

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

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Intraoperative fluorescence angiography in coronary artery bypass grafting

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

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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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

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Percutaneous laser coronary angioplasty

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

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Totally endoscopic robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting

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

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease

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

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Acute coronary syndromes - ticagrelor

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

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Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes

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

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Coronary Heart Disease

Policy and guidance from the Department of Health.

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Coronary heart disease

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

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Atherosclerosis

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

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Coronary artery bypass graft

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

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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

Information from BUPA.

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Coronary heart disease

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK self help and support groups page for heart disease and the pages of links for:


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.