Heart Failure

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has an information leaflet on Heart Failure.

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Heart Failure

Information from the British Heart Foundation.

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SHAPE - Study on Heart failure Awareness and Perception in Europe

SHAPE was established in 2002 by an independent group of medical specialists. SHAPE is the only European organisation exclusively dedicated to improving both the understanding of heart failure among the general public and the standard of care provided by health care professionals.

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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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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

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

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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 & 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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Chronic Heart Failure overview - a NICE Pathway

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Heart failure - cardiac resynchronisation

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

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Chronic Heart Failure

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

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Chronic heart failure

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

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Medicine Guide for Heart Failure and Oedema

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 Failure

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 failure

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

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Heart failure

Information from BUPA.

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Looking after your heart

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.