New information zone for people living with heart conditions launched in Scotland

The Heart Zone on Scotland’s national health information website, NHS Inform, provides information and resources to support the self-management of short and long term heart disease, as well as on a range of inherited and congenital heart conditions.

The Heart Zone includes useful tips on reducing risks associated with heart disease, including sections on smoking, diet and weight, diabetes, exercise, alcohol, recreational drugs and other issues like high blood pressure, stress and importance.  It’s section on living with a hear conditions covers issues such as cardiac rehabilitation, managing your heart condition, returning to work and going on holiday.  It also contains practical advice on what to do in an emergency, and relevant contacts for support and advice. Additionally, the Zone includes extensive information on tests and treatments, and what to expect when attending a local clinic.

Patient involvement has driven the content of the zone, which has been created by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in association with each of Scotland’s regional Health Boards and the British Heart Foundation.  It is hoped that the information will encourage and support people to make positive changes to their lifestyle and support them in self-managing their health.

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