In this section
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.
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.
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.
Diabetes and the heart
Sarah Kelly, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, discusses diabetes and its involvement in cardiovascular disease, along with consideration of diabetes with relation to your recovery from a cardiac event.
Vicky Cass, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist, explains the impact of smoking as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and offers advice and guidance on seeking to quit in order to improve your health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Nicky Cockerill, Senior Cardiac Rehab Physiotherapist, explains about blood pressure, how it is monitored and what constitutes high blood pressure. She also discusses how to help manage or monitor your blood pressure, and what to do if you get any symptoms.
Vicky Cass, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist, discusses stress and how it can be affected by and impact on your cardiovascular health.
Coping with stress
Vicky Cass, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist, provides some simple options for managing and handling stress and anxiety, especially with relation to your recovery from a cardiac event or heart surgery.
Back to normal
Lorraine Wright, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Specialist, presents an overview of the potential timescales for recovery from a cardiac event or heart surgery, and how long to expect to take to return to as normal a life as possible.
Please view our other videos:
Introduction to cardiac rehabilitation - Videos introducing the cardiac rehab programme, and how you can benefit from it.
Medication - Videos providing an overview of common heart medications, along with commonly asked questions.
Healthy eating - Videos discussing the different food groups, and the impact of fats, alcohol and salt on your heart health.