Patients with heart disease (heart attack, angina), peripheral arterial disease (claudication,
PVD), or who have had a stroke, should have an annual review with one of the practice
The nurses will check your blood pressure, take blood if necessary and review lifestyle
factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise level and weight management.
The nurses also check your urine for early signs of poor kidney function. Please
bring a sample with you when you attend the clinic (sample containers are always
available from the reception desk).
This annual review appointment generally last around 20 minutes. Please inform the
receptionist when you call to make your appointment that it is for a heart or stroke
If you are worried that you may be at risk of developing heart or stroke disease,
please see one of the nurses in a routine appointment to discuss your risk factors
(such as any family history of these conditions). The nurse will review your records
to see if you need any tests such as a blood pressure or cholesterol check. Please
make your appointment for this issue on its own – a professional assessment can not
be done at the end of a consultation where another problem has already been addressed.
One of the biggest risk factors for heart and stroke disease is smoking. If you are
a smoker and are thinking about quitting we can help. We have information about available
services…..smoking cessation link For more information on heart disease, stroke and
high blood pressure, you can check out the following web sites: