Coronary Heart Disease – Work
Coronary Heart Disease – Work and Finance
CHD and Returning to Work
It is possible to return to work after heart surgery. However, if your job involves heavy lifting or physical exertion then you may have to change the type of employment moving. Your specialist healthcare professional will advise you about when it may be appropriate to return to work and what types of activities should be avoided.
CHD and Financial Support
There are some people who are unable to work after heart surgery. In these cases, a person is able to receive financial support from the government in the form of:
- Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
If you are a carer then there may be financial support available. Information about this support can be obtained from the local Social Security department and a claim form can be requested from the Disability Service Centre. The government and UK charities provide support and guidance on this matter:
- British Heart Foundation
Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
There are measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease. These include lowering your high blood pressure and also cholesterol levels. This can be achieved in a number of ways and we’ll go through each of these options.