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.

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

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.

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.

Is your blood pressure too high?

Avoid high blood pressure by making some simple lifestyle changes.

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.

The doctor who saved Fabrice Muamba's life

Dr Andrew Deaner switched from spectator to cardiologist to save the Bolton player's life.

Tools

Your NHS Health Check

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

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