At the British Heart Foundation, we know that helping them stick to these resolutions isn't always easy.
That's why we've created Heart Matters, a new free service to help you support your patients' heart health.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, and changing lifestyles mean that even more people are set to be affected. But you can help to reduce your patients' risk of heart disease by encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle, as well as prescribing medications to those at higher risk. In fact, UK guidelines recommend lifestyle changes as a core intervention for all patients at risk of heart disease.
"It can be difficult to encourage patients to take lifestyle advice on board and implement long-term changes to their way of life, but by recommending Heart Matters I can feel confident they are getting the vital support and encouragement they need."
DR MIKE KNAPTON, BHF ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Heart Matters allows you to offer a unique package of support and information to people who are looking to improve their heart health. It's easy and free for you and your patients to sign up. By recommending Heart Matters, you can give them a personalised long-term support programme that works alongside your
patient care. Sign up to receive your own welcome pack and order practice materials for your patients.
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British Heart Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (225971) and in Scotland (SC039426)