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, cycling club, regular friendly gatherings and talks by interesting speakers gives members the opportunity to keep fit, socialise and meet new and old friends. A new section ‘Book Group’ was started in early 2021. Membership of Hertbeats 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.
For more information on Speaker and Social evenings click http://www.hertbeats.org.uk/speaker-evenings/
A short video on Hertbeats is available, click the triangular arrow in the centre of the image below. 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 using the ‘play bar’ below.
Click the arrow > to play. You can change the volume using the slider on the right, but you may also need to adjust the volume on your computer or Smartphone!