Cardiovascular patient leaflets

Treating problems of the heart or blood vessels

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Alprostadil - Male Cardiovascular Health Clinic

Description:
This information sheet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about alprostadil injections to treat your erectile dysfunction.

ASD closure - Having a trans-catheter closure of your atrial septal defect

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having the hole in your heart (known as an atrial septal defect or ASD) closed. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Bexley cardiology service

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the Bexley cardiology service to patients with heart problems who live in the borough.

Breathlessness and anxiety in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about breathlessness and anxiety in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), including useful tips on how to deal with feeling anxious.

Cardiac support group

Description:
This leaflet provides information about our cardiac support group, which provides continued support following the completion of the rehabilitation course.

Cardiovascular disease - Risk factors

Description:
This leaflet helps to identify risk factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and provides useful tips on how to make changes.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation

Description:
Cardiovascular rehabilitation is an outpatient programme for people who have cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation - Physical activity and exercise

Description:
This booklet will help you to get the most benefit from the exercise component of your cardiovascular rehabilitation programme.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation home exercise programme

Description:
This leaflet provides information about excercises you can do on the days you are not attending class, helping you to get the most benefit from the cardiovascular rehabilitation programme.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation: Abdominal breathing

Description:
This leaflet explains how to use breathing to control stress.
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