People who have had heart problems are seen at least twice a year by the doctor or pratice nurse. Prior to seeing the Nurse or Doctor a blood sample is taken and your urine is tested. Once a year you will be asked to starve prior to the blood test. This requires you to have a low fat evening meal then only consume water until your test the following day. Doing this test allows us to check that the fats in your blood are at the recommended levels. These results wil be dicussed with you at your follow up appointment. During your appoinment with the Nurse or Doctor your blood pressure will be checked along with your weight. Management of your condition will be discussed with you.
It is recommended that people with heart problems are vaccinated against pneumonia and have an annual flu jab.
The British Heart Foundation website provides information for people who have heart problems: http://www.bhf.org.uk/