World Heart Day 2017

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Friday 29 September is World Heart Day, promoting heart health to take on the number one cause of death worldwide. This year’s theme is ‘Share the Power’ and the World Health Organisation are encouraging people to share how they care for their heart health to inspire others to do the same.

Reading Well for heart disease

If you’re looking for sharable tips to improve your heart health, our Reading Well for long term conditions booklist features three titles dealing with heart disease.

The Heart Attack Survival Guide offers suggestions to improve your heart’s health and to live well after a heart attack. Helping to prevent a first or subsequent heart attack, the book also has advice on recovering and caring for a loved one after heart problems.

Living With Angina answers key questions for people worries about angina and offers prevention advice including diet, exercise and lifestyle. Author Dr Tom Smith is a GP and health journalist and provides a glossary, helpful diagrams and uses straightforward language in this informative and accessible guide.

Understanding and Dealing with Heart Disease explores symptoms to look out for as well as a guide to what happens during a heart attack. It details how the heart works, problems caused by coronary heart disease, recovering from a heart attack and dealing heart failure, as well as lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health.

‘Heart for a Heart’ campaign

The British Heart Foundation, who support the Reading Well for long term conditions scheme, are using the day to launch their Heart for a Heart campaign, sharing heart-inspired images on social media to raise awareness. Join in online and share your heart-shaped images and support good heart health worldwide.

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