The Community Cardiac Specialist team offers high quality patient care, respecting individual wishes, beliefs and needs.
This involves working closely with your hospital, family doctor (GP) and other services, as well as your family, carers and friends. We help you maintain and improve your quality of life. We also listen to your views and comments and use them to develop and improve our community cardiac rehabilitation services for all our patients and their families.
How can we help?
We hope you are well on the way to recovery from your recent heart attack or cardiac surgery. We understand this may be an anxious time for you and your family and you may welcome a little support or advice to support your recovery. We are here to help.
- advise the safest way to resume physical activity
- discuss medication issues
- offer reassurance, advice and support to help you make positive lifestyle changes, such as giving up smoking, changing your diet or becoming more active
- Provide expert individualised advice regarding modifying your risk factors for heart disease.
You may be interested in joining our exercise and education programme, which is up to six weeks, based at some local sports and leisure centres. We can give you more information when we visit you.
Where do we see patients?
Our first contact with you maybe a visit to your home with your permission, or we may ask you to attend a clinic that is local and convenient to you, which is based within a health centre, for your subsequent contacts. Home visits are only provided to patients who are unable to attend a clinic due to ill health.
Your cardiac rehabilitation choices
Alongside an assessment of suitability by your cardiac nurse, these are the options available to you as part of your cardiac rehabilitation menu.
Your Heart Your Recovery
Booklet provided by The Leeds Teaching Hospital outlining what to expect during your recovery from heart attack.
Your Journey Through Heart Surgery
Booklet provided by The Leeds Teaching Hospital outlining what to expect during your recovery from cardiac surgery.
Community Exercise and Education Programme
A twice weekly exercise programme for up to six weeks held in various leisure centres across the city.
If you did not want to attend the exercise classes we provide, or they were not appropriate for you, you would be welcome to attend the education sessions instead. These include talks regarding your tablets, physical activity, stress and healthy eating.