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Cardiovascular disease prevention

Preventing heart disease

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

About preventing heart disease

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

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

Our cardiologists

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.
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Our locations

From complex cardiothoracic surgery to straightforward heart procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 7908 8001
    General enquiries 020 7486 1234

  • The Wellington Hospital - South Building

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 020 7586 5959

  • London Bridge Hospital

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street


    SE1 2PR

    Appointments & Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London  W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7935 7700
    General enquiries 020 7034 8181

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road


    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7730 8298
    General enquiries 020 7730 7733

  • The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street


    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • Roodlane Medical, Private GP service

    Roodlane Medical

    Call 0345 437 0691

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced cardiologists.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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