Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease that was responsible for the deaths of 88,000 people in the UK in 2008 (British Heart Foundation CHD Statistics 2010). In all, 191,00 died from heart and circulatory disease in the UK. Death rates are highest in Scotland and North of England and lowest in the South of England. CHD is the biggest killer in the country.
Audio MP3 Downloads
Now you can download and listen to podcasts free from the BHF - either on the move or in the comfort of your own home. We have a few examples below.
"The British Heart Foundation is Britain’s leading charity fighting heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients return to a full and active way of life. The charity relies on donations to continue its vital work."
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
The BHS recommends that only properly validated BP monitors be used both in the clinic and at home. All the monitors listed on their website have been clinically validated. This means that all the machines, regardless of their cost, give reliable readings when used correctly. Please note that added cost does not equate to added accuracy.
Within Glen Mor we use the Florence remote monitoring service for Blood Pressure. This works by text messaging your readings back to us. We can loan you blood pressure monitors if you are on medication and we need to monitor it. We can also use them to diagnose if your blood pressure is high when you are away from the Practice, as it can be artificially high for lots of people who get nervous attending for a check.
An excellent resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to CHD.
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of CHD.
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.