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Information on heart attacks and strokes

The Heart & Stroke Information Point works with residents in Tayside to provide a high quality, user-friendly health information website. In particular, we provide information for people who have been affected by heart disease and/or stroke conditions.

You may be a member of the public wanting to find information about healthy living and how to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. In this case, this website is dedicated to you. The website is split into sections and articles. To find the information you want, visit these sections using the links provided.

We hope to cover the topics of heart attack and strokes in an extensive way, looking also at the risk factors, the problems that might arise when being at risk and the consequences of a heart attack or a stroke. We will also touch upon the ways in which heart attacks and strokes can be prevented and recognised.

Heart/Stroke Tayside will also look at risk factors for heart attacks and strokes. There are many conditions that may be mistaken for just getting older that are in fact early warning signs of cardiovascular disease. For example, many men experience erectile dysfunction but do not associate this with an underlying medical condition as it is branded a lifestyle problem. We need to explode these myths and ensure people are directed to the right care pathway.