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Health Promotion - Heart Disease and Stroke

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Cardiovascular disease prevention

This guideline covers the main risk factors linked with cardiovascular disease: poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. It aims to reduce the high incidence of cardiovascular disease. This, in turn, will help prevent other major causes of death and illness, such as type 2 diabetes and many cancers.

Source: nice.org.uk
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European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice
European Society of Cardiology

Source: escardio.org
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Myocardial infarction: cardiac rehabilitation and prevention of further cardiovascular disease

This guideline covers cardiac rehabilitation and preventing further cardiovascular disease in people aged 18 and over who have had a myocardial infarction. It aims to promote the health of people who have had an MI by encouraging them to attend a cardiac rehabilitation programme and advising them on a healthy lifestyle. It also includes advice on drug therapy.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Healthy hearts - Live Well - NHS Choices

Top 10 healthy heart tips
Lower your cholesterol
Kids and heart disease
Diabetes and your heart
Is your blood pressure healthy

Source: nhs.uk
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British Heart Foundation Publications

We produce hundreds of free publications, leaflets, DVDs and more for heart patients, their families and people who want to learn more about living healthily.

We also have resources for healthcare professionals and other people who work in heart health.

Source: bhf.org.uk
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Happy heart for life

Your heart does an amazing job every day of your life and deserves to be treated well. This may mean making some invaluable changes to your lifestyle to give it the best.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Tips for a healthy heart

Eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke - the major causes of death worldwide. The number of deaths from heart disease have been decreasing in recent years but it is still the major cause of premature death (that is, before the age of 65) and a leading cause of ill health. But the good news is - it is largely preventable!

Source: nutrition.org.uk
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Women and their hearts

A lot of women think that it’s mostly men who get heart disease. In fact, every year, heart disease claims more women’s lives than breast cancer.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

The aim of this booklet is to look at how you can reduce the risk of heart disease.

This information is helpful to everyone: whether you have heart disease already and don’t want it to get worse – secondary prevention, or are trying to avoid getting it – primary prevention.

Source: chss.org.uk
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Risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD)

Coronary heart disease is the number 1 killer in the UK and Europe. People with coronary heart disease are at risk of angina and heart attack. Certain risk factors increase the probability of developing coronary heart disease.

Source: heartuk.org.uk
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Diet

The recommendations below are aimed at preventing or reducing the risks of heart disease.

Source: bcpa.co.uk
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Food for a healthy heart

They say, “You are what you eat.” Well maybe we should add, “Your heart is as good as the food you give it”.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Fats and the heart

We all need some fat in our diets, just enough of the right sort to keep our bodies and hearts healthy.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Chesses – fat content

Source: bcpa.co.uk
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Salt

Sodium is needed to ensure that our muscles and nerves work properly and it helps us maintain normal blood pressure. However, too much sodium in the diet can increase the risk of high blood pressure which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Source: chss.org.uk
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Exercise for a healthy heart

Research shows there is an essential and simple way to help prevent and manage heart disease and many of its risk factors: leading an active lifestyle.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Smoking and the heart

Smoking is the biggest risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Not only does it more than double your risk of having a heart attack, it reduces your rate of recovery after having one.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Smoking – Benefits of stopping

Smoking removes oxygen from the blood excites the heart, and makes blood cells stick together. This often leads to high blood pressure, heart and/or lung diseases, stroke, and/or earlier death.

Source: bcpa.co.uk
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Diabetes and the heart

If not carefully managed, diabetes can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems and can lead to complications with eyes, kidneys and nerves.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Psoriasis and the Heart

This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about the psoriasis-heart connection and includes what you can change, what you cannot change, recognising the warning signs and taking action to help reduce your risk.

Source: papaa.org
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Guide: Cholesterol testing

Sections on this page

  • What is cholesterol?
  • Who is at risk of high cholesterol?
  • What are “normal” cholesterol levels for high risk patients?
  • How can I support patients with high cholesterol?
  • What should I advise patients with high cholesterol?
  • Should I recommend supplements?
  • What do I need to consider for a cholesterol testing service?
  • What do I need to be aware of when conducting a cholesterol test?
  • Who do I refer?
  • Where can I direct patients for more information?
  • Where to go for more information
Source: rpharms.com
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Cholesterol and lipoproteins

Without cholesterol your body wouldn’t work as it forms part of the outer shell of every cell. It is abundant in the brain, nervous tissue, skin and adrenal glands. However, too much cholesterol in the blood increases the risk of coronary heart disease.

Source: heartuk.org.uk
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Cholesterol and your heart

High cholesterol levels in the blood increase the risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) by promoting the build up of fatty plaque in artery walls that can harden and narrow the arteries.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Cholesterol

When the cholesterol level in your blood is high it adds to the fatty build up in the lining of your blood vessels, called atheroma, which contributes to your risk of heart disease and strokes.

Source: chss.org.uk
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Know Your Pulse

Learn how to take your pulse now, watch the video above, download the Know Your Pulse guide or poster.

Source: heartrhythmcharity.org.uk
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Know your Numbers! all year round resources

Ready-made packs for your blood pressure testing event. Packs include leaflets, posters, record cards and much more.

Source: bloodpressureuk.org
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Blood Pressure: Resources for health professionals

We have a range of leaflets, posters and booklets designed for use in your surgery, clinic or at a health event. All our information is reviewed by specialists in high blood pressure to ensure that it reflects current best practice and medical understanding.

Source: bloodpressureuk.org
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High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

Possibly as many as 16 million UK people have high blood pressure; and the proportion of the population is slowly increasing over the years. About 5% have an obvious underlying cause such as kidney disease. Most of the rest have no single obvious cause. Associated factors include: being obese, too much alcohol, too much salt, stress, lack of exercise, poor diet, too little potassium, and family history of relatives with hypertension.

Source: bcpa.co.uk
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Living With High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure within your arteries. It plays a vital role in the way your heart delivers fresh blood,containing all the oxygen and nutrients required, from your heart to all the blood vessels throughout your body.

Source: chss.org.uk
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High blood pressure and the heart

High blood pressure can cause physical stress to the arteries, making them weaker and less elastic. These damaged arteries can then fur up and narrow and result in heart disease, angina or even a heart attack.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Hypertension

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is very common in the UK – one in four adults has it. This Fact Sheet will tell you about simple changes to your diet that can help reduce the health risks that having high blood pressure can cause.

Source: bda.uk.com
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Sex and the heart

This leaflet is for men with heart disease and their partners, who may want to find out more about erection problems so that they can continue to enjoy or, indeed, return to an intimate and fulfilling sex life.

Source: sda.uk.net
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How to prevent a stroke

This leaflet explains why your lifestyle might be putting you at risk and how you can make positive changes from today.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Stroke - NHS Choices

Overview

Stroke | Symptoms | Causes | Diagnosis | Treatment | Recovery | Prevention | Complications

Source: nhs.uk
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Reducing the Risk of Stroke

The aim of this booklet is to look at how you can reduce the risk of stroke.

Source: chss.org.uk
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Alcohol and stroke

This factsheet explains how alcohol can increase your risk of stroke and why you should think about cutting down. It includes tips that can help you reduce the amount of alcohol you drink as well as details of where you can find information and support to help you.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Healthy eating and stroke

This factsheet explains how what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Diabetes and stroke

This factsheet explains some of the main symptoms of diabetes and how it is treated. It also describes how you can make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of diabetes and stroke.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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High blood pressure and stroke

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms but it is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Both lifestyle changes and medication can help to lower your blood pressure and so reduce your risk of stroke. This factsheet explains what high blood pressure is, the types of medication used to treat it and what you can do to lower your blood pressure.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Women and stroke

This factsheet explains the general risk factors for stroke as well as the specific ones that only affect women. It also lists further sources of information and support.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Smoking and the risk of stroke

This factsheet explains how smoking increases your risk of stroke and describes the support available to help you to stop.

Source: stroke.org.uk
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Are you at risk of DVT?

Source: tri-london.ac.uk
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Are you at risk of DVT in Hospital?

Source: tri-london.ac.uk
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