Know Your Heart is our interactive learning tool presented by Dr. Hilary Jones. Highly commended by the British Medical Association, this tool is designed to help you learn how your heart works. It also helps to explain what you can do to help keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of getting cardiovascular disease.
Split into three topics, Know Your Heart uses film, interactive tasks and quizzes to guide you through essential information.
The first topic looks at what your heart does and how it works. You’ll learn what the different parts of your heart do to keep blood pumping around your body, and see just how much blood it pumps.
The second topic covers cardiovascular disease. You'll find out why the build up of fatty material is so bad for your heart, and learn what you should do if you think someone is having a heart attack or stroke.
The final topic focuses on the risk factors linked with cardiovascular disease.
Whether it’s making changes to your diet, stopping smoking or getting more active, there’s a lot you can do to help keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of getting cardiovascular disease.
- Make sure your headphones or computer speakers are plugged in and turned on before you start.
- You can turn the background music on or off by clicking on the musical note button on the top right-hand side.
- It should take about a minute to load.
- If you can't get Know Your Heart to load properly, please make sure you've got the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player installed. If you have the most recent version installed and you're still having problems, please send us an email at [email protected].