Are You Living With A Heart Condition?
Support, Reassurance and Practical Advice
Have cardiac problems, are awaiting investigations, tests and/or are expecting heart surgery, have had heart surgery, care for someone who has. Support, reassurance and practical advice is freely available for patients, their families and carers.
Patient Family and Carer Support
Many patients and their families find that life after a heart attack or the discovery of other cardiac problems, the prospect of investigations, tests and/or the possibility of heart surgery extremely worrying.
Information received could sometimes be misunderstood or misinterpreted. It may well be a relief to share any misgivings, doubts or fears with someone who has successfully passed through those same anxious times.
If you feel it would be of benefit to talk to someone, do not hesitate to call one of your local helplines. Your call will be completely confidential.
All Our Work Is Purely Voluntary
Some of our area groups have a hospital visiting team, that regularly visit local cardiac wards and departments, so that we can offer support and reassurance to all cardiac patients, their families and carers.
We are here to listen to any of your medical and non-medical cardiac problems, which may arise before, during and after your discharge from hospital.
We are ex-patients of many years standing, having gone through some of the experiences and situations that you may come across, wishing to give some caring advice to help you with your rehabilitation.
We cover all aspects of coronary heart disease, from tests and diagnosis to procedures and treatments. We are here to offer support when you need it most. We can offer to help you try and deal with the psychological effects of this life long condition, so as to help give you a better quality of life.
We have many area groups, throughout the British Isles who meet socially each month. So why not come along to one of our meetings. You will be most welcome you do not have to be a member. We look forward to seeing you there. Why not bring along your family and friends.
Membership and Donations
We partly rely on donations to help us support cardiac patients and their families or carers. We aim to provide advice, information and support to help anyone who has had a heart condition, and aim to help reduce or prevent heart-related troubles. Your generosity could help us to help others to live a fuller and healthier life.
Are you visiting this website as someone who is not a member of the Association? If so we are pleased to count you as a valuable part of our community.
However, might you take a few moments to consider making use of the Application Form to join the Association. It may be that you are a heart patient, a relative or carer of someone with a heart condition, or indeed someone taking a general interest in the Association and the support we are able to offer. Whatever your interest it may be that becoming a member is something you have never given consideration to. May we invite you to consider it now. We would be delighted to hear from you.