The Derby Medical Centre, 8 The Derby Square, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8AG

Telephone: 01372 726361

Heart Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Annual Review

Every year all patients with coronary heart disease will be offered an appointment for review with our CHD nurse. At this appointment your symptoms will be reviewed and you receive advice to reduce your overall risk. Concerns you may have about your cardiac health will be addressed at this appointment. The review will include an assessment of risk factors for heart disease including weight, waist measurement, cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking status, diet and exercise.

Follow Up Form CHD Clinic

If at your annual review it is decided that further assessment is required and appointment will be made for you to see your GP.

More Information

More information is available in the British Heart Foundation Booklets and their magazine which are available at the surgery. You can also sign up for Heart Matters which is a free service from the British Heart Foundation offering support and information for people looking to improve the health of their heart.

Useful websites

British heart Foundation: www.bhf.org.uk
H.E.A.R.T. UK: www.heartuk.org.uk
British Cardiac Patient Association: www.bcpa.co.uk

Stroke

Patients who have suffered a stroke will be invited for an annual review appointment. This is a nurse led service and at this appointment there will be a review of your symptoms and advice regarding how to reduce your risk of further stroke.

The review includes

  • Blood pressure check
  • Test of cholesterol levels
  • Review of medication

Hypertension

All patients who have high blood pressure will be reviewed regularly and have a blood pressure check at least once a year. If you have not had a BP check within the last year we will contact you to make an appointment with our nurses. You are also advised to have a blood test to check cholesterol levels and renal (kidney) function on a yearly basis.