Online clinic on heart disease 2012

05-11Dec2012

From 5 - 11 December 2012 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with MedicAlert, Cardiomyopathy Association, HEART UK and The British Heart Foundation to present an Online Clinic on Heart Disease.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

Go to this Online Clinic
The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding heart disease, including angina, heart attacks, palpitations and heart failure and treatments such as angioplasty, bypass and medication and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

  • Tina Bennett

    Cardiomyopathy support nurse with the Cardiomyopathy Association...

    Learn more
  • Nurse Tina Dawson

    Nurse Project Manager for HEART UK

    Learn more
  • Dr Masud Haq

    Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology

    Learn more
  • Professor William McKenna

    Learn more
  • Dr Dermot Neely

    Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine

    Learn more
  • Amy Thompson

    Senior Cardiac Nurse for British Heart Foundation

    Learn more
  • Rachel Walker

    Cardiomyopathy support nurse with the Cardiomyopathy Association...

    Learn more

CHARITY PARTNERS

MedicAlert

MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergiesMedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergies. Situated on the pulse points, it displays the international medical symbol to quickly identify your condition and speed up treatment in an emergency. Because every moment matters.

MedicAlert members benefit from peace of mind that goes far beyond their bracelet. Their conditions are reviewed by medically trained staff, who prioritise the text engraved on each piece of jewellery. A detailed medical record is also held in MedicAlert's secure database, which can be accessed 24/7 by emergency responders.

Cardiomyopathy Association

Cardiomyopathy Association is a national charity that wants to see every family affected by cardiomyopathy receive proper diagnosis, treatment, care, support and information.Cardiomyopathy Association is a national charity that wants to see every family affected by cardiomyopathy receive proper diagnosis, treatment, care, support and information.

The heart muscle disease, which affects people of all ages including babies, is usually inherited. It is thought to affect around 200,000 people in the UK.

The charity campaigns for improved care and for more heart checks and genetic testing for affected families to find those at risk and save lives.

It provides support to families through its team of cardiomyopathy support nurses, patient information booklets, information days around the country, local support groups and a network of affected volunteers who provide support by telephone and email.

It has a helpline (free from landlines) 0800 0181 024 and a website full of information about the condition and living with it. More information can be found here

HEART UK

HEART UK is the nation’s cholesterol charityHEART UK is the nation’s cholesterol charity. We're passionate about preventing premature deaths caused by high cholesterol, one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Six out of ten adults in the UK have raised cholesterol. 1 in 500 people are born with an inherited high cholesterol condition called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The majority of people with FH remain undiagnosed and untreated. If untreated, they are at high risk of a heart attack, stroke or sudden death in their 20s, 30s and 40s. HEART UK is lobbying for change to improve the detection of FH in families.

The HEART UK helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm – telephone 08454 505 988 and a website full of information.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity and were founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory diseaseBritish Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity and were founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease. Their vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease and are dedicated to keeping vulnerable hearts beating through pioneering research, support and care for patients and their families, and vital information, which helps people understand and care for their own heart health. More information about the British Heart Foundation can be found here.