If you have ever had a heart attack or been diagnosed with a heart problem, including angina or valve problems the nursing team would like to see you on an annual basis to review your treatment and lifestyle choices. This clinic takes around 20 minutes and we will discuss your diet, exercise level, alcohol intake and smoking history. We will provide appropriate advice if changes are advised to reduce your risk of developing future problems. We will also measure your height and weight, blood pressure and take blood to check your kidney function, glucose levels, and cholesterol. We ask you to bring a fresh urine sample with you to this clinic. We may ask you to have an ECG if you have not had one recently.
Please tell the receptionists if you require a heart disease clinic appointment so that they can allocate the right amount of time.
Further information about heart disease can be found at http://www.bhf.org.uk