Our panel of expert cardiologists, GPs and cardiac nurses answer your questions about all aspects of heart and circulatory conditions, tests and treatments.
Our expert explains what sort of massages are suitable for those with heart conditions including atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
Our expert answers a question on whether it's normal to experience constipation after heart surgery and suggests ways to help avoid it.
Our medical expert explains what ischaemic bowel is and discusses the symptoms and treatments.
Our medical expert explains why patients may experience hallucinations after heart surgery.
Our expert answers your question on sunbathing if you have heart failure, including staying hydrated and using sunscreen.
Our medical expert explains what GTN spray is, and how it's used to treat angina.
Our expert explains what coronary artery ectasia is and what this means for patients.
Our medical expert answers a question about the potential side effects of amiodarone, including overactive thyroid.
Our expert answers a questions on whether it's safe to fast during Ramadan if you have a heart condition.
Our expert answers a question on whether a bra should be worn after surgery.
Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath explains what a normal pulse rate should be and why it's important to check yours.
Our expert explains eye stroke and what it means for your sight and your overall health.
Our Senior Dietitian talks about whether we should be drinking red wine for its heart health benefits.
Discover what causes low blood pressure and what the symptoms of low blood pressure are.
Our expert discusses whether it's possible to reverse diabetes, and the steps you can take to slow down its progression.
Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath answers a question on heart palpitations and whether they affect your ability to exercise.
Our expert explains how staying active before surgery could help improve outcomes, and talks through the options for pre-surgery activity.
Our expert answers a question from a reader concerned that statins could be impacting their sleep.
An expert answers a question from a patient who has been fitted with a pacemaker after years of regular fainting.
Our expert responds to a reader with a heart valve problem, concerned about antibiotics and dental treatment.
Our expert answers a question about the risk of interference between a pacemaker and appliances that contain magnets, such as induction hobs.
Our expert answer a question about the follow-up care you should receive from your GP if you have had a heart attack.
Darrel Francis, Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College London, answers a question about whether CRT pacemakers can help heart failure patients.
An exercise expert answers a question about fitness tracker devices, and whether wearing one can help to improve your health.
Our expert explains what microvascular angina is, and discusses the latest research that's aiming to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Dr Louise Newson explains how premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), also known as early menopause, can affect your heart.
Our expert explains how to manage in hot weather if you've been told to limit your fluids for heart failure.
Our expert answers a question about the risk of Mycobacterium chimaera infection after surgery, and explains what to do if you're concerned.
Our medical expert answers a question about migraine with aura and the associated stroke risk.
Our expert answers a question about the differences between branded and unbranded medications.
Our expert answers a question from the parent of a child born with pulmonary atresia and explains what the condition is.
Our medical expert explains PoTS - postural tachycardia syndrome - a condition that causes an increase in your heart rate after sitting or standing.
Our medical expert explains whether it's alright to drink wine whilst taking the anticoagulant drug warfarin for your heart.
Our expert explains what right ventricular failure means, what symptoms this can cause and how this condition can affect heart health.
Our expert explains what to do about depression, and how this condition can be common in people with heart disease.
Our expert answers a question on whether you can scuba dive when you have high blood pressure.
Our expert answers a question on why a heart failure patient would be prescribed potassium.
Our resident GP explains why an MRI scan can affect a pacemaker, and what to do if you have a pacemaker but need an MRI scan.
Our expert explains what Sneddon syndrome is, symptoms, treatment, and whether this can cause a stroke.
Our medical expert explains what troponin is and how can help determine the symptoms of a heart attack in women.
Our medical expert explains when you should take breathlessness seriously and get it checked out.
Our medical expert explains the differences between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.
Our expert answers a question on the risks and benefits of taking statins whether you have coronary heart disease or not.
Our expert explains why you might experience discomfort after you have had a stent fitted.
Our resident GP explains how atrial fibrillation can be easily diagnosed, and how this can affect your stroke risk.
Our expert explains why you might have been given your cholesterol measurements in a different way.
Our expert answers a question on what this procedure is, and what happens during it.
Our medical expert debunks the 'cough CPR' myth which claims you can help yourself by coughing vigorously if you’re having a heart attack.
Our medical expert explains what the high-sensitivity troponin test is and how it could help diagnose women who've had a heart attack.
Our expert explains why you might be put on the beta-blocker bisoprolol instead of atenolol, for example if you have heart failure, angina or atrial fibrillation.
Our medical expert explains what a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is and why this doesn’t cause any symptoms or problems to the heart.
Our expert answers a question on what can cause a rapid heart rate, and how any problems can be diagnosed.
Our expert explains what NHS Blood and Transplant recommends to anyone taking statins who would like to donate blood.
Our medical expert answers a question about why you might need to take warfarin or a newer anticoagulant instead of aspirin.
Our expert answers a question on how blood pressure can be accurately measured before making a diagnosis.
Our medical expert answers a question about new treatment options for severe heart failure.
Our medical expert answers a question about heart valve surgery and why you would have it.
Our expert explains the kinds of things you should and shouldn't do while you're on the waiting list for heart bypass surgery.
Our medical expert explains what renal denervation is and what it might offer if you have high blood pressure.