Healthy hearts

Lower your cholesterol

A fatty diet can raise your cholesterol, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Get food tips for lowering your cholesterol.

Women and heart disease

Heart disease is the biggest cause of death for British women. Use these 10 tips for women to protect yourself.

Top 10 healthy heart tips

Heart disease can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Find out the top 10 ways to a healthy heart.

Travelling with a heart condition

Travelling with a heart condition, including vaccinations, travel insurance, air travel, pacemakers and ICDs.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Find out about AAA screening and why it's offered to men aged 65 and over.

How to look after your heart

Poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking are the main offenders behind the UK's high level of deaths from heart disease.

Derek Edwards

'My smoking scare'

A lifelong smoking habit nearly cost Derek Edwards his life. Fortunately, he says he's learned his lesson.

What's your heart age?

How healthy is your heart? Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age.

Brugada syndrome

Find out about the heart condition Brugada syndrome, including the symptoms, causes and treatments.

Shortness of breath

Sudden shortness of breath, or breathing difficulty (dyspnoea), is the most common reason for visiting a hospital accident and emergency department.

Heart palpitations

Find out about the main causes of heart palpitations and when to get medical advice.

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free 'midlife MOT'. Find out why this health check-up is so important