Cardiovascular disease prevention


HCA UK has the expertise and facilities to provide advice on the causes of cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it

Cardiovascular disease can be prevented by making better lifestyle choices to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

There are a number of ways to prevent cardiovascular disease and these include:

  • Exercising regularly. Being more physically active helps to maintain a healthy weight and reduces the risk of high blood pressure
  • Keeping to a healthy weight.
  • Giving up smoking. If you smoke, you are more at risk of developing atherosclerosis (build up of fatty material in your arteries)
  • Drinking alcohol in moderation. Men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week

HCA UK's cardiac services can give you advice, support and treatment to help maintain a healthy heart and prevent the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Need to know

HCA UK provides the highest level of cardiac care from initial diagnosis through to specialist rehabilitation. Advice and support services are vital when preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.

The support you receive takes into account your personal circumstances including family history and any existing conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. In addition to any medical treatment you may require, it focuses on well-being through:

  • regular exercise
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • managing lifestyle choices (such as giving up smoking or controlling alcohol consumption)
  • dietary advice
  • counselling and support for you and your family

Specialist cardiac support services and treatment for cardiovascular disease can help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. It can be managed effectively with a combination of lifestyle changes, medicine and, in some cases if required, surgery.

Your consultant will discuss your symptoms with you and may carry out a range of tests to diagnose your condition. They will then be able to advise you on the best treatment options and services to improve your symptoms and prevent any further complications or problems.

HCA UK offers a streamlined service from comprehensive heart screening to cardiac rehabilitation and aftercare that is comprehensive and tailored to your exact needs.

Throughout your care, you'll have access to a specialist cardiac nurse who will be on hand to support you if you need help with any aspect of your treatment or rehabilitation. You will also be under the care of a consultant specialising in cardiology who will be able to answer any questions you have.