Heart Health

To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke,  adults are encouraged to complete the One You Heart Age Test: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/check-your-health/heart-age-test/

People who are 40 or over especially can use this tool before the NHS Health Check to get an idea of what the health check results might show. This test will tell one's heart age compared to his or her real age, explains why it's important to know one's blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, and gives advice on how to reduce heart age.

While encouraging your service users to take the online test, take a look of what health info leaflets we have in stock about improving heart health and preventing coronary heart disease.

Featured Resources

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Understanding Blood Pressure - to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

This short leaflet is for people who have been told they have high blood pressure, or are at risk of having it. It explains what high blood pressure is, what can cause it, and what you can do to lower it. 

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Keep Your Heart Healthy

This booklet explains how, by making changes to your lifestyle, you can look after your heart and reduce your risk of developing certain heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease (angina and heart attack), or of having a stroke. These conditions are known as cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Attack - Your quick guide

This short illustrated leaflet explains the symptoms and causes of a heart attack and the possible treatments for it. It also tells you what to expect from the recovery process and answers some common questions.

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Stroke - Your quick guide

This short illustrated leaflet explains the symptoms, causes and types of stroke. It tells you what you might expect from your recovery and explains how stroke and coronary heart disease are linked.

It's suitable for you if you've had a stroke or have been told you are at risk of having one.

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Caring For Someone With a Heart Condition

This booklet looks at what has happened to the person you are caring for. It explains how to help them develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of further heart problems; how to help them to get back to normal and encourage them to be independent; how to seek financial help for carers and carers’ assessments; how to address the emotional aspects of caring for someone and coping if things are difficult; and who to contact for more help or support.

This booklet is also available to download in large print.

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Understanding Cholesterol - to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

This simple guide is for people who have been told they have high cholesterol, or are at risk of getting it. It explains what high cholesterol is, what can cause it, and what you can do to lower it. 

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