The heart is a firm favourite of romantic poets and traditionally the source of emotion. In physiology the heart is a supremely powerful workhorse. Everyday your heart beats around 100,000 times, pumping about 5,000 gallons of blood around the body. The blood carries vital oxygen and food to tissues.
The onset of a heart problem can be alarmingly sudden but there is a wealth of information here at your fingertips, helping you understand your body and access support groups. Find out about the important role that a healthy lifestyle can play in increasing heart health. You can also learn to save a life and get someone's heart beating with CPR.
This website has a list of organisations providing general information about the heart and heart disease. In addition there are listings for specific heart conditions on the following pages: