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 nine tips for women to protect yourself.

Sam Allardyce

'My heart op shock'

Football manager Sam Allardyce talks about his heart operation and how regular visits to his GP may have saved his life.

Travelling with a heart condition

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

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.

Derek Edwards

'My smoking scare'

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

Kids and heart disease

Keeping your child active and teaching them about healthy eating will benefit them for life.

Diabetes and your heart

People with diabetes have a high risk of heart disease, but there's a lot they can do to lower the threat.

Is your blood pressure too high?

Avoid high blood pressure by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Heart rhythm problems

An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that can seriously affect a person's quality of life and even cause death. But it's not easy to identify.

Julie Fear

'My arrhythmia was diagnosed as epilepsy'

Until her syncope was detected, Julie had lived nearly 30 years with the wrong diagnosis.

Arrhythmia checklist

A checklist to help you and your doctor determine whether or not you have a heart rhythm problem.


Your NHS Health Check

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

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

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

What's your heart age?

Take the online test to find out whether your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age

Brugada syndrome

A leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young, otherwise healthy people. Read more...

Shortness of breath

Why you should see a doctor if you're feeling breathless

Heart palpitations

Does your heart occasionally flutter or start pounding? Read about the common causes

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