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 Septal Defect
Buerger's DiseaseCalcium-channel Blockers
Cardiac CatheterisationCardiovascular Health Risk Assessment
Cervical Rib/Thoracic Outlet SyndromeCholesterol
Coarctation of the AortaCoronary Angiography
Coronary AngioplastyCoronary Artery Spasm
Deep Vein ThrombosisDiabetes and High Blood Pressure
Dilated CardiomyopathyDizziness
EchocardiogramElectrocardiogram (ECG)
Exercise Tolerance TestingFaint/Collapse
Familial HypercholesterolaemiaGiant Cell Arteritis
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)Heart Failure
Heart Valves and Valve DiseaseHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - CausesHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Diagnosis
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - LifestyleHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Medication
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - SymptomsHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Tests
Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure RecordingHyperlipidaemia
Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyIdiopathic Oedema
Infective EndocarditisKawasaki Disease
Loop DiureticsMarfan's Syndrome
Medication after a Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)Medicines for High Blood Pressure
Microvascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X)Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral StenosisMyocardial Perfusion Scan
Peripheral Arterial DiseasePeripheral Vasodilators
Physical Activity For HealthPostural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
Potassium-sparing DiureticsPregnancy and High Blood Pressure
Preventing Cardiovascular DiseasesPreventing DVT When You Travel
Preventing Stroke When You Have Atrial FibrillationPulmonary Embolism
Raynaud's PhenomenonSarcoidosis
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering MedicinesStroke
Subarachnoid HaemorrhageSuperficial Thrombophlebitis
Supraventricular TachycardiaThe Heart and Blood Vessels
Thiazide DiureticsThrombophilia
Transient Ischaemic AttackVaricose Veins
Venous Leg UlcersVentricular Septal Defect
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome