A healthy heart

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How we can help you after a heart attack, heart surgery or stenting

Welcome to Heart-Fit. This website is devoted to giving you all the important information and support concerning how to make and maintain lifestyle changes after a cardiac episode such as a heart attack, heart surgery or stenting.

Our aim is to help people who fall into one of two categories:

Cardiac Rehabilitation – for anyone who has had a cardiac event or is living with a cardiac condition

Cardiac Prevention – for anyone who wants help improving their health and managing the risk factors related to the development of cardiovascular disease

Download our guide to exercise (PDF).

Louise Hvass is a Cardiac Exercise Specialist, with a wealth of experience in both the NHS and private healthcare. She developed this website with a former patient, Michael Braid, whom she helped back on the road to recovery following two major heart attacks and subsequent intervention.

Our aim is to improve your confidence so that you feel positive about your health and animated about life. Assist in improving your exercise and functional capacity so that you can do more of the things you love to do with our Heart-Fit DVD, designed to be easy to follow and can be carried out easily in the comfort of your own home.

Michael Braid is a producer of DVD programmes and has been for the past 30 years. He has had experience of filming and production worldwide. Having suffered a heart attack afew years ago, Michael underwent treatment and surgery at both Milton Keynes Hospital and the John Radcliffe Centre in Oxford.
As part of the recovery procedure he was placed on the Heart recovery programme at Milton Keynes Hospital which included a weekly Exercise Programme. This turned out to be very beneficial and He then produced a programme for the National Health Service about the Cardiac Services at Milton Keynes Hospital. This lead naturally into a heart exercise programme aimed at recovering patients. He teamed up with Louise Hvass once the need for a DVD program on Healthy Exercise was identified and they jointly decided to produce the first version of this heart Fit exercise programme.

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