Heart and blood vessels

Identifying, treating and managing cardiovascular conditions, disorders and emergencies

About the heart


Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Learn about abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms and treatments


Causes and symptoms of angina, a condition caused by the blood supply to the heart being restricted

Arterial thrombosis

Symptoms and treatments of arterial thrombosis, a blood clot that can develop in an artery

Atrial fibrillation

Symptoms and treatments of atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heart rate

Cardiovascular disease

Learn more about cardiovascular disease, a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels

Chest pain

What to do if you have chest pain and when to seek help

Common heart conditions

Some of the conditions and problems that can affect your heart, including angina and heart failure

Congenital heart disease

Find out why congenital heart defects occur, the signs and symptoms and the types.

Coronary heart disease

Information about the symptoms of coronary heart disease, risk factors and where to get support

Heart attack

Information about heart attacks, how they're treated and the recovery process after a heart attack.

Heart block

Learn about heart block, a condition where the beating of the heart is disrupted

Heart failure

Learn about heart failure symptoms and treatments

Heart palpitations

What are heart palpitations and what can cause them

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Information on high blood pressure including its symptoms and how it's treated

Inherited heart conditions

These are passed on through your parents' gene and cover a wide range of cardiac conditions

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Information on low blood pressure including its symptoms and how it's treated

Pulmonary hypertension

Read about pulmonary hypertension, high pressure inside the pulmonary arteries

Raynaud's phenomenon

Learn about Raynaud's phenomenon symptoms and treatments

Supraventricular tachycardia

Information on supraventricular tachycardia, a condition featuring episodes of an abnormally fast heart rate

Varicose veins

Learn about varicose veins symptoms and treatments

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Information on Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, most common in children born with a heart condition

Heart emergencies

Common tests


Living with a heart condition

Reducing the risks

Support and advice