Heart Manual Programmes

The Heart Manual Programme (NHS Lothian) is the UK's leading home based supported self management programme for individuals recovering from acute Myocardial Infarction and/or Revascularisation. Since its implementation​, many published studies have accumulated evidence on its effectiveness. The Heart Manual is the most widely investigated, validated and recommended programme for an increasing number of patients and health authorities and continues to provide, very importantly, an evidence based approach, assisting the recovery of around 14,000 patients every year in the UK and abroad.  The manuals are now available in digital format​.

The Heart Manual Post Myocardial edition was recently updated (2016) in line with medical evidence.

The Heart Manual Revascularisation edition for patients who have had coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), or angioplasty (PTCA/PCI) was launched by NHS Lothian in 2007 following a successful 4 year RCT with the University of Birmingham - this edition was also recently updated in 2017. 

Both programmes are facilitated by specially trained clinicians worldwide to enable patients’ consensus, understanding and management of their condition.