Heart study resources

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Anatomy & physiology

ECG Game for Students

ECG Library

Life in the fast lane : ECG Library

Heart Rhythm Disorders Animation

Summary of Cardiovascular Disorders
The Merck Manual

Guidelines for management

Clinical Standards for Heart Disease (NHS QIS 2010)

European Society of Cardiology Guidelines (ESC)

Joint British Societies Guidelines on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Clinical Practice (JBS2) (2005)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Resuscitation Council (UK)




Cardiac Rehabilitation: BHF Cardiac Care and Education Research Group

CRIGS (Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland) 
Evolving resource and research base for Scottish Cardiac Rehabilitation. No website available at present. Email wendy.armitage@chss.org.uk

Scottish Campaign for Cardiac Rehabilitation


Government publications

Heart Disease Improvement Plan (2014)

Better Heart Disease and Stroke Care Action Plan
Launched by The Scottish Government in June 2009

Coronary Heart Disease / Stroke Strategy for Scotland (PDF)(2002)
Long term plan for Coronary Heart Disease with an emphasis on primary prevention and inequality.

Coronary Heart Disease / Stroke Strategy for Scotland Update(PDF)

National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease Leading the Way(2005)
Progress report for England and Wales.

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: We Must go Further (2006) (PDF)
The Heart Health Network Executive Group.

Review Of Specialist Heart Failure Services In Scotland Compiled by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland & British Heart Foundation on behalf of the Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum (SHFNF) Autumn 2008

Summary of Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Strategy NHS Scotland 2009


Network sites

Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs)


Professional bodies

British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)

European Society of Cardiology (ESCARDIO )

American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACS)



Heart Stats
BHF (British Heart Foundation) resource for up to date Cardiovascular statistics.


Useful organisations

Arrhythmia Alliance

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

British Hypertension Society (BHS)

Blood Pressure Association (BPA)

Cardiomyopathy Association

Grown Up Congenital Heart Patients Association (GUCH)

Heart Research UK

Scottish Heart Failure Nurses Forum

SHARP (Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Prevention)


Useful websites

www.heartelearning.org – A free cardiac e-learning resource for health and social care professionals

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery

MedScape: Cardiology

National Advisory Committee Coronary Heart Disease

Online Acute Coronary Syndrome Course (Free!)

Thrombosis Adviser
A resource for patients and doctors about thrombosis


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