Give your heart some love in National Heart Month!

It’s National Heart Month so here is just a small selection of resources available to support cardiovascular health.

Explore our full range on our website. Some online resources require an NHS OpenAthens password; register at:

Pop in to our libraries to see our National Heart Month displays of posters and leaflets to use with your patients.


McLaughlin M A S. Cardiovascular care made incredibly visual! 3rd ed. 2019





Ormerod J O M. Oxford specialist handbooks in cardiology: pacemakers and ICDs. 2nd ed. 2019





MacGregor G A. Fast facts: Hypertension. 5th ed. 2016





E Books

Topol E J. Textbook of interventional cardiology.  8th ed. 2020





Pappano A J. Cardiovascular physiology. 11th ed 2019





Braunwald E. Braunwald’s heart disease: a textbook of cardiovascular medicine. 11th ed 2019.





Mann D L. Heart failure: a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease. 4th ed 2020





Brown D. Cardiac intensive care.  3rd ed.  2019






Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases










European Heart Journal  (Contact library staff for password)







Journal of Cardiac Failure





Journal of Cardiology






Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine






Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases






Evidence searches carried out on Cardiovascular

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

  • Link between chest infections and heart disease
  • The effect of group class exercise for patients recovering from a heart condition
  • Does vascular compliance serve as a useful marker for predicting future stroke in TIA patients?
  • Neurological prognostication after cardiac arrest
  • Recent reviews/meta-analyses on ageing and the cardiovascular system
  • Treatment of atrial fibrillation post cardiac surgery
  • Nursing management of neonatal cardiovascular disorders
  • Latest English language hypertension guidelines
  • White coat hypertension and small vessel disease or white matter hyperintensity

Web and other resources

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation funds research into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. The world’s biggest killers are connected. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia are all linked by the blood not flowing properly. Their research starts with the heart, but they are also unlocking the connections between heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors.

Their booklets, guides and leaflets help the public learn more about a condition and how it is treated. They also have publications for healthcare professionals to support.

Contact us for further information.