Information Leaflets

We are constantly trying to improve our services and we plan on having all of our information leaflets on this site. As these are currently being produced we have included links to the British heart foundation website booklets that can be viewed on a computer or printed out.

The information in these booklets may not be completely in line with our policies and procedures but they can serve as a guide to patients. Anyone coming in for an investigation or treatment will have a full explanation of the investigation / treatment and all their questions will be answered.

Click on the underlined links below and you will be taken to the British Heart Foundation Website where the booklet will automatically download.

"The British Heart Foundation is Britain’s leading charity fighting heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients return to a full and active way of life. The charity relies on donations to continue its vital work."

All leaflets available on this site are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer you can dowload it free here:

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Lancashire Cardiac Centre Leaflets

Lancashire Cardiac centre Advice Booklet

TAVI leaflet


British Heart Foundation Leaflets

Heart Surgery Leaflet

Designed for those who are going to have, or have just had, coronary bypass surgery, this booklet explains the lead up to the operation, the stay in hospital, and recovery and rehabilitation.


Pacemaker Leaflet

Designed for people who are about to have, or have just had, a pacemaker fitted, this booklet explains why a pacemaker is needed, how it works, how it is fitted, and how to make sure it works well.


Palpitations Leaflet

Designed for people who have palpitation, this booklet describes the different types of palpitation, diagnosis, and different types of treatment.


Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery Leaflet

This booklet is for people with coronary heart disease whose condition is not helped enough by drugs, and who have been advised to have further treatment. It describes what is involved in coronary angioplasty (done either as a planned treatment or as an emergency), and coronary artery bypass surgery.


Returning to Work Leaflet

If you have a heart condition, or have just had surgery, you may be worried about whether you can carry on working, or how soon you can go back. This booklet outlines the factors that you need to take into account when deciding to go back to work with your heart condition.


Angina Leaflet

Designed for people with angina, and their family and friends, this booklet explains what angina is angina, its diagnosis, management, treatment and monitoring.


Heart Attack Leaflet

Designed for people who have had a heart attack or who have unstable angina, and their family and friends, this booklet explains what a heart attack and acute coronary syndrome is, treatments, recovery and rehabilitation.


Valvular Heart Disease Leaflet

Designed for people with heart valve problems, and their family and friends, this booklet explains what valvular heart disease is, treatments and self management.


Cardioverter Device Leaflet

Aimed at people who are about to have, or already have, an ICD implanted, their family and friends, this booklet explains what an ICD is and how it works, how it is implanted, and what happens afterwards.


Living with Heart Failure

Designed for people with heart failure, and their family and friends, this booklet explains what heart failure is, the causes and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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