Cardiovascular Clinics

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.

It’s usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots.

It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

There are many different types of CVD, 4 of the main types are:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Strokes and TIAs (transient ischaemic attack)
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic disease

A healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of CVD. If you already have CVD, staying as healthy as possible can reduce the chances of it getting worse.

At Lofthouse Surgery and The Manse Surgery, we invite our patients who have, or are at risk of developing Cardiovascular disease to attend the surgery for an annual review. It is important that patients attend this appointment to discuss how they are managing their long term condition and to discuss any concerns or questions they may have with a health care professional.

To make an appointment with a Health Care Assistant please contact the surgery.