Arrhythmias / Heart Block

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has a leaflet on Arrhythmias (Abnormal Heart Rhythms).

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British Heart Foundation

Provides information on many types of heart conditions including arrhythmias.

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Arrhythmia Alliance

Aims to promote better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for individuals with cardiac arrhythmia.

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Children's Heart Federation

CHF aim to improve the quality of life of children and young people living with congenital and acquired heart disease by providing information.

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Arrhythmia - implantable cardioverter defibrillators

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Laser sheath removal of pacing leads

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Bradycardia - dual chamber pacemakers

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) Epicardial Catheter Radiofrequency Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Arrhythmias

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Your Heart

Information from the university hospitals of Leicester, provides information on many types of heart conditions including arrhythmias.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Provide an Adviceline service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including a booklet on pacemakers.

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SADS UK

Information and support for people with life-threatening arrhythmia;cardiac conditions relevant to the 'electrics' of the heart such as the Long QT Syndrome, Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, CPVT.

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CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young

CRY is a charity founded in May 1995 to raise awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young including heart rhythm disorders.

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POTSUK

A small patient group with the aim of raising awareness of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome within the UK. They aim to support sufferers, and raise awareness amongst medical professionals, of this poorly understood condition.

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Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Information from STARS.

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Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST)

Information from STARS.

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Supraventricular tachycardia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Pacemaker implantation

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Heart block

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Heart block

Information from BUPA.

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Supraventricular tachycardia

Information from BUPA.

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Arrhythmia (palpitations)

Information from BUPA.

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[url=http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/v/ventricular-tachycardia]Ventricular tachycardia [/url]

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK heart information leaflets and heart patient support groups which also provide information on various heart problems.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8128 (v10)
Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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