Croydon Cardiac Support Group

Welcome to the Croydon Cardiac Support Group

Croydon Cardiac Support Group4 out of 10 men in the UK suffer from heart disease and women after menopause, are becoming prone at the same rate. Today more people are aware as to which foods are safe to eat, how to avoid stress and understand the benefits of exercise. In spite of this, the UK still has one of the highest death rates from coronary heart disease in Europe.

If you have a problem, then perhaps you are feeling a 'bit low' or confused about what is happening? Maybe you are depressed or finding it difficult to cope with having to change certain lifetime habits. There are many factors that exasperate patients. Often, when you've seen your GP or cardiac specialist, you forget to ask a specific question or you don't grasp the meaning of something as everything is a bit bewildering.

  • What is the general procedure when I have an angiogram or angioplasty?
  • How will I feel afterwards?
  • What is it really like to undergo open heart surgery?
  • Will I get depressed, moody or irritable?
  • How do I cope with the changes to my body's capabilities?
These queries and doubts can be eased by coming to our Cardiac Support Group meetings. These are completely informal and are simply a group of heart patients, getting together to talk amongst each other. This 'therapy' is helpful in many ways.

On these evenings, we have talks by cardiac specialists, dietitians, nurses, doctors, health visitors etc, and in our informal atmosphere you can ask any question you like. For a list of this year's talks please see the Meetings page.

The Croydon Cardiac Support Group was started in 1988 by ex-heart patient Gordon Beale along with Croydon University Hospital cardiologists at the time. What a benefit it has been to so many of us over the past 23 years.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CROYDON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL'S CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGISTS:

DR LIN SOO FRCP (GLA) FRCP (LON)
DR ASIF QASIM MA PHD MRCP

You have a heart problem? Don't feel alone. Meet up with Croydon's Cardiac Support Group. The CCSG is run by ex-heart patients. They know, more than most, just how you feel right now because they too have gone through the same experience. The good news is that they can show you, that with time, the right lifestyle and a positive attitude -

YOU TOO CAN CONQUER THIS PROBLEM!

Contact Us

Chairman:
Bill O'Doherty - 020 8860 3459

PR Officer & CCU Visitor:
Glen Urquhart - 020 8466 1196
glensissi@urquhart.2836wanadoo.co.uk

CCU Visitor:
Trevor Olliver - 020 8688 7648

Committee Member:

Wiktor Molleskog - 01689 843404
wiktor.molleskog@sky.com

Committee Member:
Derek Bigglestone - 020 8657 6982

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