Understanding Heart Disease for Carers
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A collection of web based resources on Heart Disease
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Coronary heart disease, help and support

Coronary heart disease, help and support | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Information and advice on Coronary heart disease, heart symptoms, heart health
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Understanding Heart Disease

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Coronary heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 82,000 deaths each year. About one in five men and one in eight women die from the disease.
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BBC - Health: Heart disease

BBC - Health: Heart disease | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Get the facts about heart disease, including its symptoms, available treatment and advice on prevention.
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Coronary heart disease | Bupa UK

Coronary heart disease | Bupa UK | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Bupa information about the symptoms, causes, treatments of coronary heart disease. Symptoms include breathlessness when exercising.
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High Cholesterol – Advice on reduction and prevention - Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity

High Cholesterol – Advice on reduction and prevention - Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
At HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity, we're passionate about preventing health problems caused by high cholesterol. Free helpline advice & downloads.
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British Heart Foundation - Find the BHF near you

British Heart Foundation - Find the BHF near you | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
The BHF map
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Use the British Heart Foundation webpage search function to help you find local services.  

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Myocardial Infarction (Understanding Disease: Cardiovascular Medicine)

Get the facts on Myocardial Infarction with this 100%-accurate animated video. Part of Focus Apps' Understanding Disease: Cardiovascular Medicine series, the...
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This short animation describes what happens when a heart attack occurs.

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Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease - MayoClinic.com

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease - MayoClinic.com | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Here are eight tips to get you started.
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The Mayo Clinic is a world famous US based healthcare provider. Here are some great tips from them on how to create an heart healthy diet.

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Online clinic on heart disease

Online clinic on heart disease | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
The online clinic on heart disease enables people to get answers to their personal medical questions on heart disease from a panel of doctors and nurses.
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Although the online heart disease clinic is now closed you can still read the questions asked and the expert's answers.

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Stop smoking - Live Well - NHS Choices

Stop smoking - Live Well - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Introduction to stop smoking articles and videos. Includes NHS support services and nicotine replacement therapies.
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More information to help you or those you care for to quit smoking.

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Smoking? | Advice to help you stop smoking | NHS SmokeFree

Smoking? | Advice to help you stop smoking | NHS SmokeFree | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Over 80% of secondhand smoke is invisible. If you could see the harmful poisons that are really there, you wouldn't smoke. Order your Smokefree Kit today.
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Follow a Stroke you or the person you are caring for may have been advised to quit smoking. The website provides helpful advice.

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Homepage | Carers UK

Homepage | Carers UK | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Celeb advent calendar Caring: quick guide Join Carers UK Carer's Allowance Find local services News Census : major rise in number of carers Newly r...
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Carer’s UK is a National organisation to help support you in your caring role. You can become a member through this site which will allow you to gain support in your role in a number of ways.

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Understanding Coronary Heart Disease Beginner - Resource 1

Understanding Coronary Heart Disease Beginner - Resource 1 | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Learn how your heart works with Dr Hilary Jones in our free, interactive learning tool packed full of games and tasks.
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Flu and the flu vaccine - Live Well - NHS Choices

Flu and the flu vaccine - Live Well - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Find out about flu, including information on symptoms, the seasonal flu jab and who is at risk.
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People over the age of 65, pregnant or living with chronic long term conditions are much more vulnerable to the effects of Flu and are more likely to develop more serious symptoms. Flu is caused by a virus and so antibiotics cannot be used to treat it. However the Flu jab can help to prevent you catching the flu. This web page contains more information about how you can get a flu jab.

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NSF for coronary heart disease - NHS Choices

NSF for coronary heart disease - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Find out how the National service frameworks for coronary heart disease (CHD) aims to improve the quality, effective-ness and fairness of the care you receive in the NHS.
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British Heart Foundation - Our Healthy Recipe Finder App

British Heart Foundation - Our Healthy Recipe Finder App | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Download the BHF Heart Healthy Recipe Finder App for iPhone and Android smartphones.
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 Free IPhone and Android phone applications 'apps' to help you find tasty and health heart friendly recipes.

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Tasty recipes - Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity

Tasty recipes - Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
At HEART UK - The Nation’s Cholesterol Charity - we're passionate about preventing premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
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Heart Healthy Recipes

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British Heart Foundation - Home

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The British Heart Foundation is a charity that aims to prevent people dying from heart diseases. Find out more information on heart diseases, treatments, tests and making donations.
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The British Heart Foundation is a national UK based organisation. On this site you can find lots of information relating to a range of topics surrounding coronary heart disease.

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Angina animations

Watch this helpful animation to learn more about angina, a symptom of coronary heart disease.
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A short animation about Angina. Although made in the USA it gives a good explanation of what is happening when you or someone you are caring for experiences chest pain.

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Good food and healthy diet - Live Well - NHS Choices

Good food and healthy diet - Live Well - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Find out about food, diet and healthy eating. Advice on food groups, fat, salt and vitamins, and eating a balanced diet.
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Great tips for improving your diet.

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Love your heart - Live Well - NHS Choices

Love your heart - Live Well - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
How to reduce your risk of heart disease, including advice on a healthy diet and lifestyle, physical activity and stopping smoking.
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Great information on how to improve your own lifestyle choices and how to help those you care for to improve theirs.

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Coronary Heart Disease - NHS Choices

Coronary Heart Disease - NHS Choices | Understanding Heart Disease for Carers | Scoop.it
Find everything you need to know about Coronary Heart Disease including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
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Lots of information about Coronary Heart Disease including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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Support on your mobile | Ways to Quit | NHS SmokeFree

Here are a range of ways to help you or the person you are caring for to stop smoking. There are applications 'apps' you can download, phone lines and ways to find your local NHS quit smoking services.
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Medical conditions, disabilities and driving - GOV.UK

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Here is some general information to help you understand when you or the person you are caring for need to notify the DVLA about health changes.