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, evidenced by three Randomized Control Trials (RCTs):
As an NHS resource the Heart Manual Programme continues to provide, very importantly, an evidence based approach, assisting the recovery of around 14,000 patients every year in the UK and abroad. It was recently updated (2014) 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 updated in April 2014. Both programmes are facilitated by specially trained clinicians worldwide to enable patients’ consensus, understanding and management of their condition.