The impact of a cardiac condition can be devastating for a sufferer and their family. Additional anxiety can manifest itself in physical symptoms which affect the heart and can be potentially life-threatening.

HeartSWell provides patient information booklets that give advice about attending hospital, what to do following surgery, and about potential future health issues.

We also provide a counselling service for cardiac patients and their carers/relatives in the South West. One heart patient supported by this service explained to us; “The surgeons may have saved my life, but the counselling I received helped me to sleep at night”.