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 AneurysmACE Inhibitors
Alpha-blockersAmbulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG)
AnginaAnticoagulants
Aortic DissectionAspirin and Other Antiplatelet Medicines
Atrial FibrillationAtrial Septal Defect
Beta-blockersBuerger's Disease
Calcium-channel BlockersCardiac Catheterisation
Cardiac Enzymes and Markers for a Heart AttackCardiovascular Disease (Atheroma)
Cervical Rib (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)Coarctation of the Aorta
Coronary AngiographyCoronary Angioplasty
Deep Vein ThrombosisDiabetes and High Blood Pressure
Dilated CardiomyopathyDizziness
EchocardiogramElectrocardiogram (ECG)
Exercise Tolerance TestingFainting (Collapse)
Fluid OverloadGiant Cell Arteritis
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)Heart Disease
Heart FailureHeart Valves and Valve Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)High Cholesterol
Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure RecordingHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Idiopathic OedemaKawasaki Disease
Loop DiureticsMarfan's Syndrome
Myocardial Perfusion ScanMyocarditis
NitratesPalpitations
PericarditisPeripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral VasodilatorsPhysical Activity For Health
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)Potassium-sparing Diuretics
Pregnancy and High Blood PressurePreventing DVT When You Travel
Pulmonary EmbolismRaynaud's Phenomenon
SarcoidosisStroke
Subarachnoid HaemorrhageSuperficial Thrombophlebitis
The Heart and Blood VesselsThiazide Diuretics
ThrombophiliaTransient Ischaemic Attack
Varicose VeinsVenous Leg Ulcers
Ventricular Septal Defect