Hertbeats helps those who have had heart problems to lead a fuller life by arranging exercise groups, walks, talks and outings.
Hertbeats is a Cardiac Support Group formed in 1997 to provide practical advice, information and help to cardiac patients and their families within the St. Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield areas.
Hertbeats is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk and Arrhythmia Alliance www.heartrhythmalliance.org
It is an informal social group that arranges activities for both patients and ex-patients. Exercise groups, trips, regular friendly gatherings and talks by interesting speakers gives members the opportunity to keep fit, socailise and meet new and old friends. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in cardiac problems and to those who just want to get involved in any of the club activities.
Whilst not offering formal medical advice, Hertbeats members often learn much about their ailments and the practical means of coping, by talking to other members who have had similar experiences.
A short video on Hertbeats is available, click the arrow in the image below to play. To fill the screen click the square box which will appear in the bottom right of the display if you hover your mouse cursor over the image.
Brian Gibson, Life President of Hertbeats, was interviewed on local radio station Radio Verulam in early 2019. You can hear the interview by clicking on the link below. You may need to scroll down to show the ‘play bar’ – click the arrow > to play. Don’t forget to turn up the volume on your computer or Smartphone!
Notable events are listed
Refer to the relevant page for details.
Wednesday 21st, 5 mile walk
Wednesday 4th, 3 mile walk
Tuesday 17th – Talk ‘Cardiac Rehabilitation’
Wednesday 18th, 5 mile walk
Wednesday 2nd, 3 mile walk
Tuesday 15th – Talk ‘100 Years of British Musicals’
Wednesday 30th ‘Kinky Boots’ at Milton Keynes (sold out)
Wednesday 6th, 3 mile walk
Tuesday 19th – Talk ‘English Silver Hallmarks’
Wednesday 20th, 5 mile walk