Free Heart Failure Toolkit to download

Toolkit designed, written and developed by patients and carers

Please feel free to download any of our patient friendly heart failure toolkit. All of our heart failure toolkit and patient materials have been developed by patients. We have developed our toolkits from asking the patient what they need and then asking them to work with us to design and write them with heart failure patients and their families in mind. We are adding to our portfolio all the time.

Heart Failure Toolkit – Information for Cardiologists, Heart Failure Nurses and Clinical Heart Failure MDT members.

If you are a health care professional you can order printed versions of patient material  by filling out our editable order form which is available to be downloaded here

All our toolkits have been validated by world leading heart failure specialists including Professors, Consultant Cardiologists and Leading Heart Failure Nurses.

Want to listen to some patients talk about heart failure? Following this link here

Heart Failure Toolkit - HOPE mini toolkit


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Use this mini toolkit if you are newly diagnosed with heart failure or want to see what are our patient educators priorities are around self-managing their conditions. Written by patients and carers for patients and carers.

Heart Failure Toolkit - PPCM awareness

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Use this PPCM mini toolkit if you want to understand the symptoms of Peripartum cardiomyopathy. Written by Mums for Mums.

Heart Failure Toolkit - PPCM Toolkit

PPCM Front Cover

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Use this midi toolkit if you have been diagnosed with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) to self-manage your condition. Written by Mums with PPCM for mums with PPCM.

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Heart Failure Toolkit - CRT and ICD Pre implant


Cardiac Device Front Image

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Use this CRT & ICD guide to help you understand about CRT & ICD therapy. Written by patients with CRT and ICD implants

Heart Failure Toolkit - Toolkit for carers

Toolkit for carers

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A toolkit developed and written by those who look after people with heart failure, developed with NHS England innovation funding.

Heart Failure Toolkit - Heart failure in lights

Heart Failure Symptom Checker

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Use our Heart Failure in lights tool to help you understand your symptoms

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Heart Failure Toolkit - Marvellous Map Of Heart Failure

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Use the Marvellous Map Of Heart Failure to understand NHS treatments and services along your HF journey

This is not a patient’s journey, but a reflection of the stops that you can access on yours.

The stops represent treatment and services that are available to you in our NHS. It could be that you visit many of the stops,get on and get off, and revisit stops that you have been to on other occasions.

My Marvellous Check up and ME

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My Marvellous Check Up & Me is a tool for patients and healthcare professionals.

For healthcare professionals, pop one of the sheets into an appointment letter, give

to your patient in the waiting room or at the start of the consultation. As you know

by understanding how the patient feels since you last saw them

is a useful and productive start to any consultation. Works really well with

our “Marvellous Symptom Checker”

Heart Failure Toolkit - Toolkit for heart failure and holidays

Heart Failure and Holidays

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A guide on travelling abroad with heart failure

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Heart Failure Toolkit - Walking a day in my shoes

Living with Heart Failure

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Written by our patient educators to help carers, friends and family understand what it’s like to live with heart failure. A worthwhile read if you know somebody with heart failure.

Heart Failure Toolkit - Guide to using GTN

Patient guide to GTN

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A GTN guide for people using GTN spray or tablets.

With thanks to Dr Rani Khatib, Consultant Pharmacist in Cardiology

Heart Failure Toolkit - Pocket Guide to Heart Failure

Pocket Guide to Heart Failure

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A pocket guide to living well with heart failure. Diagnosis to the art of self management, a patients guide.

With special thanks to Professor Martin Cowie of Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist for the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Marvellous Guide to Heart Failure

Heart Failure Toolkit

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This is the full download of the Marvellous Guide to Heart Failure. We developed this guide with the NHS Heart Failure Nursing teams of the UHNM led by Dr Dargoi Satchi Heart Failure Consultant and patients and carers in the Staffordshire area. This guide represents our current knowledge of how best patients and their carers can mange their heart failure on a daily basis.

The guide is dedicated to Les Simmonds who passed away before we managed to complete the guide. With his wife Caroline they helped develop the content at our initial outreach stage.

Stage 1 - Marvellous Guide

Patient guide to Heart Failure

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Stage 1 of the Marvellous Guide – This section covers the introduction to the Marvellous Guide including it’s contents. Ideal as a reference point for content.

Stage 2 - Marvellous Guide

Heart Failure toolkit

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Stage 2 of the Marvellous Guide – This section covers all the medical information you may need about your condition as a person living with heart failure

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Stage 3 - Marvellous Guide

Heart Failure Toolkit

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Stage 3 of the Marvellous Guide – This section covers information you may need about self managing your condition. It introduces you to the traffic light system and NYHA scale for symptom management amongst many other tools and helpful areas.

Stage 4 - Marvellous Guide

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Stage 4 of the Marvellous Guide – This section covers information about welfare benefits, driving, employment, relationships etc

Stage 5 - Marvellous Guide

Patients Groups

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Stage 5 of the Marvellous Guide – This section signposts you to other valuable resources that are available to you across the UK. As you start to learn about your condition you may search for more in depth or specialist assistance, this section represents safe and trusted sources of information.

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My Condition - Arrhythmia

Heart Failure Arrythmia

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Learn about your Arrhythmia

My Condition - Cardiomyopathy

dilated cardiomyopathy

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Learn about Cardiomyopathy

My Condition - Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy and heart failure

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Learn about Chemotherapy and Heart Failure

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My Condition - Hypertension

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Learn about hypertension and heart failure

My Condition - Ischemic Heart Disease

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Learn about Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Failure

My Condition - Myocardial Infarction

Heart Attack - Heart Failure

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Learn about Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) and Heart Failure

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My Condition - Valve Disease

Heart Failure Valve Disease

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Learn about valve disease and heart failure

My Condition - Pains from the heart

Heart Failure

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If you are having chest pains with heart failure read this

My appointment diary

Patient Appointment Diary

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Use this for your appointments with your Doctor or Nurse

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My Appointments

my-appointments

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Keep a track of your appointment days and times

My Measurements

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Keep track of those important measurements

My Medicines

heart failure medicines

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Keep a track of all the prescribed medicines including doses

Heart Failure Toolkit - Toolkit for anybody living with heart failure

Living with Heart Failure

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A easy to read patient booklet written by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation in partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Mr Marvellous

 

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Mr Marvellous is written by Rob one of our patient educators. He tells his positive story of the rollercoaster ride people with heart failure manage on a day to day basis.