Heart Health

Patients Taking Heart Medication and COVID-19 Advice

If you are taking heart medication, or need support, please see here for more information.

The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them.

Website: www.bhf.org.uk

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram, or “echo”, is a scan used to look at the heart and nearby blood vessels.

NHS – Echocardiogram

Angiography

Angiography is a type of X-ray used to check the blood vessels. Blood vessels don’t show up clearly on a normal X-ray, so a special dye needs to be injected into your blood first. This highlights your blood vessels, allowing your doctor to spot any problems.

NHS – Angiography

Heart Heroes

Heart Heroes works with children and their families living with congenital heart disease and conditions.

Telephone: 07951 835360

Facebook: @heartheroesglos

Website: www.heartheroes.co.uk

Local Support Groups

Where the Heart is Support and Social Group

Contact Pearl Stokes

Telephone: 01452 712058

Email: pearlstokes@ukgateway.net

Gloucestershire Heart Support Group

Chairman Mr Norman Tebworth

Telephone: 01452 712489 or Mobile: 07870 895273

Email: norman.tebworth@btinternet.com

Gloucester Take Heart Support Group

Contact Ernest Way

Telephone: 01242 678443

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.

NHS – Electrocardiogram

Flu Vaccinations and Long Term Heart Conditions

This leaflet is for patients with long term heart conditions and explains the importance of having an annual flu vaccination to protect you from getting the flu virus: Heart Disease and the Flu Vaccine