Related LinksChest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.
The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Advice Line offers a direct link to confidential, professional advice from trained nurses who can answer your questions and offer a listening ear. Call their Advice Line on 0845 077 6000 or find out more about their range of services online at www.chss.org.uk
The British Heart Foundation's vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. They achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease. You can contact the Heart HelpLine on 0300 330 3311. www.bhf.org.uk
The Children's Heart Federation is a children’s heart charity and the umbrella body for voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of children and young people with heart conditions and their families. Contact their information line on 0808 808 5000, or log onto www.chfed.org.uk
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) is a charity that offers help, support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death of an apparently fit and healthy young person (Sudden Death Syndrome, SADS, SCD, SUDS). You can call them on 01737 363 222 if you have suffered a loss and would like to talk, or can find them online at www.c-r-y.org.uk
CRY’s myheart network offers help, support and information to young people who are coping with a diagnosis of a heart condition. www.myheart.org.uk
The Blood Pressure Association is a UK-wide charity dedicated to lowering the nation's blood pressure. They aim to prevent unnecessary death and disability from heart disease, heart attacks and stroke caused by high blood pressure. Contact them by phone on 0845 241 0989 or log onto www.bpassoc.org.uk
- Aisling Heraughty