Heart / Blood Vessels

There are many conditions that may involve the heart and blood vessels, from dizziness, or high blood pressure to more complex, life-changing conditions like heart attack and stroke. This section has information on all of them. If you want to know “What are the symptoms of angina?” or “How do you look after leg ulcers?” you will find helpful information here in our doctor-authored leaflets. We will answer questions about usual investigations such as “What is an ECG?” and also treatments, like “Which medicines are given for high blood pressure?”.

Abdominal Aortic AneurysmAbnormal Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)
ACE InhibitorsAcute Coronary Syndrome
After a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)Alpha-blockers
Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG)Angina
AnticoagulantsAortic Dissection
Aortic RegurgitationAortic Stenosis
Aspirin and Other Antiplatelet MedicinesAtheroma
Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillation - Causes
Atrial Fibrillation - ComplicationsAtrial Fibrillation - Treatment
Atrial Septal DefectBeta-blockers
BradycardiaBuerger's Disease
Calcium-channel BlockersCardiac Catheterisation
Cardiac Enzymes and Markers for a Heart AttackCardiovascular Health Risk Assessment
Cervical Rib/Thoracic Outlet SyndromeCholesterol
Coarctation of the AortaCoarctation of the Aorta - Causes
Coarctation of the Aorta - ComplicationsCoarctation of the Aorta - Diagnosis
Coarctation of the Aorta - SymptomsCoarctation of the Aorta - Treatment
Coronary AngiographyCoronary Angioplasty
Coronary Artery SpasmDeep Vein Thrombosis
Diabetes and High Blood PressureDilated Cardiomyopathy
DizzinessDizziness - Causes of feeling faint
Dizziness - Causes of loss of balanceDizziness - Causes of vertigo (dizziness with a spinning sensation)
Dizziness - Seeing a doctorDizziness - Treatments
EchocardiogramElectrocardiogram (ECG)
Exercise Tolerance TestingFaint/Collapse
Familial HypercholesterolaemiaFluid Overload
Fluid Overload - Diagnosis, Treatment and Outlook (Prognosis)Fluid Overload - Symptoms and Causes
Giant Cell ArteritisHeart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
Heart FailureHeart Valves and Valve Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Causes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - DiagnosisHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Lifestyle
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - MedicationHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Symptoms
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - TestsHome and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
HyperlipidaemiaHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Idiopathic OedemaInfective Endocarditis
Kawasaki DiseaseLoop Diuretics
Marfan's SyndromeMedication after a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
Medicines for High Blood PressureMicrovascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X)
Mitral RegurgitationMitral Stenosis
Myocardial Perfusion ScanMyocarditis
PericarditisPeripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral VasodilatorsPhysical Activity For Health
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)Potassium-sparing Diuretics
Pregnancy and High Blood PressurePreventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Preventing DVT When You TravelPreventing Stroke When You Have Atrial Fibrillation
Pulmonary EmbolismRaynaud's Phenomenon
SarcoidosisStatins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines
StrokeSubarachnoid Haemorrhage
Superficial ThrombophlebitisSupraventricular Tachycardia
The Heart and Blood VesselsThiazide Diuretics
ThrombophiliaTransient Ischaemic Attack
Varicose VeinsVenous Leg Ulcers
Ventricular Septal DefectWolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome