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Your condition and associated risk factors

Heart disease and how it presents

Vicky Cass, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist, explains the difference between the diagnosis of heart attacks and angina, how the arteries and heart muscle can be affected, and how to treat any ongoing chest pains.


Why exercise

Nicky Cockerill, Senior Cardiac Rehab Physiotherapist, discusses the importance and benefits of keeping active following your heart attack and explains some important safety advice on pacing yourself during your recovery.


Cholesterol

Claire Tuson, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Specialist Nurse, explains the role of cholesterol and the part it plays in the development of coronary artery disease.  She discusses ways in which we can help reduce the risk of further problems due to high cholesterol.


More videos coming soon

We are completing some more videos in this section, covering stress, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and smoking.


Please view our other videos:

Introduction to cardiac rehabilitationVideos introducing the cardiac rehab programme, and how you can benefit from it.

MedicationVideos providing an overview of common heart medications, along with commonly asked questions.

Healthy eatingVideos discussing the different food groups, and the impact of fats, alcohol and salt on your heart health.

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Patients Know Best

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now offering patients the opportunity to sign up to our new online service that gives you secure access to your health record from any smartphone, tablet or computer. It’s designed to improve your patient experience and access to NHS services and information. The service is provided in partnership with Patients Know Best (PKB).  Further information can be found on our website, including frequently asked questions.