Heart conditions

...and how MedicAlert can help you

In an emergency involving your heart, every second truly counts, it is essential for you to get the appropriate treatment quickly and accurately to decrease the risks of complications. MedicAlert helps you in your moment of need by alerting first responders to your heart condition, ensuring they are able to administer accurate treatment quickly.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with your heart condition i.e. 'Angina' or 'Endocarditis', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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Some of the heart conditions our members have include:

Info taken from NHS condition pages.

Hypertension or Hypotension

Also referred to as High blood pressure or Low blood pressure

Addison's Disease

Addison's disease is a rare condition that approximately affects 1 in 10,000 people


Heart arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat and including Atrial fibrillation


Although this is not usually life-threatening, it is closely linked to risks of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Many members may have 'History of Angina' engraved on their disc.


A general term for heart muscle diseases i.e. Dilated cardiomyopathy

Heat disease

Such as cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease

Heart failure

Congestive heart failure is often shortened to CHF; a chronic progressive condition that affects your heart's pumping power


Many members who have had a heart implant will want to store their implant's full list of information in their member's record

Member stories | Bob Eager

Read about Bob's Hypertension diagnosis, and how it wasn't until his son became diabetic that he realised the importance of wearing MedicAlert.

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Member stories | Kate Bradstock

Read about Kate, her love for Falconry and MedicAlert helps her deal with Long QT Syndrome.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for your heart condition

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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