The British Heart Foundation: Further advice and support

In this Step you can access a series of videos developed by the British Heart Foundation to find out more about the cardiovascular tests and treatments we mention within the course. The videos provide further details about each procedure and what patients can expect during their appointment.

Your guide to ECG

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can find out more about ECG in Dr Sam Boateng’s video on Heart function in Week 1. Alternatively, if you’d like to investigate how an ECG can be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms, a major cause of sudden cardiac arrests, go to his video on Arrythmias shown earlier this week.

Your guide to a cardiac MRI

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can also find out more about cardiac MRI scans and why they are useful to help determine how well the heart is functioning, in Dr Sam Boateng’s video on Heart failure shown earlier in the week.

Your guide to a coronary angiogram

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can find also out more about coronary angiography and how this common technique is used to detect areas of reduced circulatory flow and/or complete blockage in the heart, in Professor Jon Gibbons’ second video on Heart attacks in Week 2.

Your guide to angioplasty and stents

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

To find out more about angioplasty and why this procedure is helpful for some patients, go to Dr David Leakes’ video on Angina in Week 2.

Your guide to coronary bypass surgery

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can find also out more about this procedure and why it’s helpful for some patients in Dr David Leakes’ video on Angina in Week 2.

To find out more about The British Heart Foundation visit their website.

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Heart Health: A Beginner's Guide to Cardiovascular Disease

University of Reading