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 explains about the risk factors for heart disease and gives advice on making lifestyle changes.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation

Description:
This leaflet explains more about our cardiovascular rehabilitation programme.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation home exercise programme

Description:
If you are on the cardiovascular rehabilitation programme, this leaflet can give you some ideas about how to exercise on the days you are not attending class.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation programme

Description:
The cardiovascular rehabilitation programme is designed to help you to manage your condition, and regain your confidence and quality of life.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation: Abdominal breathing

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