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 since 1992, it continues to provide an evidence based approach, assisting the recovery of around 14,000 patients annually in the UK and abroad. This edition was updated April 2014. The Heart Manual Revascularisation edition for patients who've 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-to enable patients’ consensus, understanding and management of their condition.