Health Information by category Heart / Blood Vessels

There are many conditions that may involve the heart and blood vessels, from dizziness, or high blood pressure to more complex, life-changing conditions like heart attack and stroke. This section has information on all of them. If you want to know “What are the symptoms of angina?” or “How do you look after leg ulcers?” you will find helpful information here in our doctor-authored leaflets. We will answer questions about usual investigations such as “What is an ECG?” and also treatments, like “Which medicines are given for high blood pressure?”.

ACE Inhibitors Acute Coronary Syndrome
Alpha-blockers Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Angina Anticoagulants
Aortic Aneurysm (Abdominal) Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Stenosis Arrhythmias
Aspirin and Other Antiplatelet Medicines Atheroma
Atrial / Ventricular Septal Defect Atrial Fibrillation
Beta-blockers Buerger's Disease
Calcium-channel Blockers Cardiac Catheterisation
Cardiac Syndrome X Cardiomyopathy - Dilated
Cardiomyopathy - Hypertrophic Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment
Cervical Rib/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Cholesterol
Coarctation of the Aorta Coronary Angiography
Coronary Angioplasty Deep Vein Thrombosis
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Diuretics - Potassium-sparing
Diuretics - Thiazides Dizziness
Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Exercise Tolerance Testing Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) Heart and Blood Vessels
Heart Failure Heart Valves and Valve Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
Hyperlipidaemia Infective Endocarditis
Loop Diuretics Marfan's Syndrome
Medicines for High Blood Pressure Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis Myocardial Infarction - After the MI
Myocardial Infarction - Medication after the MI Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Myocardial Perfusion Scan Myocarditis
Nitrates Oedema (Idiopathic)
Palpitations Pericarditis
Peripheral Arterial Disease in Legs Peripheral Vasodilators
Physical Activity For Health Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Preventing DVT When You Travel Preventing Stroke When You Have Atrial Fibrillation
Pulmonary Embolism Raynaud's Phenomenon
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines Stroke
Superficial Thrombophlebitis Supraventricular Tachycardia
Syncope/Collapse Thrombophilia
Transient Ischaemic Attack Varicose Veins
Venous Leg Ulcers Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Your Anaesthetic for Aortic Surgery