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Travel information

This leaflet gives information on travelling for adults who were born with a heart condition (congenital heart condition). Having a congenital heart condition doesn’t mean you can’t travel but it may require a bit of advance planning. It…
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Lifestyle issues

This leaflet is designed to provide you with advice on some lifestyle choices and issues that may be related to your heart condition. The aim of the leaflet is to provide you with information so you can make the decisions for yourself. Download…
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Coping With Medical Procedures

Written by Dr Sara O'Curry, Chartered Clinical Psychologist Who wouldn't get anxious before a medical procedure? Biologically speaking, a procedure is a threat (someone moving towards you with a sharp object) and we are designed to respond…
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Emotional and Mental Health Resources

Emotional and Mental Health Resources Here are a selection of articles and resources that address some of the emotional and mental health challenges that can arise for people designed to help with living with congenital heart disease. For additional…
Your Heart and You book

Your Heart and You - Book review

Your Heart and You - by Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Leisa Freeman Published by Piatkus Books ISBN: 0749922036 Priced at £6.99 Buy Your Heart And You: A holistic guide to a healthier heart  Looking after your heart is important whether…
King of Hearts book

King of Hearts - Book review

King of Hearts : The True Story of the Maverick who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery - by G Wayne Miller Published by Random House ISBN: 0812930037 Priced at £10.42 Buy King of Hearts  "1 in every 100 children are born with a Congenital…
big hearted man

Big Hearted Man - Book review

Big Hearted Man - Kate Boydell Published by Troubador ISBN: 1899293345 Priced at £7.69 Buy Big-hearted Man  How many of us have thought that we should write a book about what has happened to us as congenital heart patients? And how…
Lucky Man: A Memoir - Michael J Fox

Lucky Man - Book review

Lucky Man - Michael J Fox Ebury Press ISBN: 0091885671 Priced at £6.39 Buy Lucky Man: A Memoir  Although Michael J Fox doesn't suffer from a heart complaint his Parkinson's disease poses many of the same problems as I encounter as…
Will I Still Be Me?

Will I still Be Me? - Book review

Will I still be me? - Diana Sanders Day Books ISBN: 0953221285 Priced at: £8.99 Buy Will I Still be Me?: A Journey Through a Transplant  On Tuesday, 11th July I was honoured to be invited to the launch of a new book "Will I Still…
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Born with a Heart condition

What is a congenital heart condition? Congenital means 'from birth'. A congenital heart condition is an abnormality of the heart that has been present from birth. A congenital heart condition is sometimes also called 'congenital heart disease'…