Healthy Heart

"Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United Kingdom for both men and women. Sometimes, symptoms can be subtle and go unnoticed until a major event like a heart attack occurs."

At Wessex Heartbeat our "Healthy Heart" initiative is aimed at supporting the health of our community throughout the Wessex Region, of Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands.

We are visiting both companies and communities to offer the following health checks:

  • blood pressure checks
  • cholesterol testing
  • blood glucose testing
  • body mass index checks
  • (NEW) Atrial Fibrillation detection


"Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) is a heart disorder. During Afib the heart's two small upper chambers (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively. Blood isn't pumped completely out of them, so it may pool and clot. If a piece of blood clot in the atria leaves the heart and becomes lodged in an artery in the brain, a stroke results. About 15% of strokes occur in patients with Afib. We are extremely proud to offer this test."
John Munro, CEO of Wessex Heartbeat

We would like to invite your company to take part.

Our dedicated Cardiac Nurses will carry out the health checks on your employees and provide them a card with all of their results recorded,  provide information on staying healthy and will also give advice based on their individual results, and where there are any concerns, the participant will be advised to visit their GP.

FAQ.

What does it involve?
Each individual will have one-on-one time with a Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse and will be offered health checks for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass.

Each employee tested will receive a card with all their results recorded and the nurse will provide them with information on staying healthy, and advisory leaflets based on their results. If there are any concerns, the participant will be advised to visit their GP.

The Healthy Heart session can be amended to fit in with your workplace arrangements and time available.

How much does it cost?
We request a £12 donation per person, and can be paid either by the company, the individual, or shared. This is reduced depending on the relationship of the company to the charity, and in some cases is offered free of charge (See how to become a corporate partner) . Healthy Heart is solely funded by the donations of our generous supporters.

Does it hurt?
NO, a simple pin prick is all that is needed to check your glucose and cholesterol, if you are prone to fainting at the sight of blood just let the team know!

How long does it take?
In general we allow 10 minutes per person, but are happy to ensure that everyone's concern and questions are answered and that each person feels reassured.

How do I book a "Healthy Heart" session for our Company?
Simple, please contact Jenny on 02380 706095 or email jennifer@heartbeat.org.uk

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