We started helping Paul in 2014 after his cardiologist referred him to us.

Following a diagnosis of hypertension and the insertion of two percutaneous coronary interventions, Paul was experiencing heart palpitations and breathlessness on exertion leading to high stress and anxiety, particularly around exercise.

Our work with Paul predominantly involved increasing both his physical ability and his confidence. We began by assessing his baseline statistics, in particular his cardiovascular markers, in order to safely prescribe as well as monitor and track performance. We also reviewed his cardiovascular capacity and educated him on how to effectively prepare his body for exercise. We then prescribed a clinical programme to gradually improve his cardiovascular capacity.

Throughout Paul’s journey, we provided consistent support and feedback on his performance against our plan. For him, it was the combination of the detailed prescription and the emotional support that was crucial to his recovery.

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We started helping Grahame in January 2013 following a referral from his cardiologist. Grahame previously had a percutaneous coronary intervention and stenting to his Left Anterior Descending (LAD) and Circumflex (Cx) coronary arteries and was suffering with claudication on exertion.

Our work with Grahame initially involved educating him on how to exercise safely with heart disease. Using the information gathered from his consultant and our own assessments, we prescribed a personalised exercise programme focused on improving his cardiovascular fitness. Grahame was set a bespoke heart rate training zone which also enabled him to exercise safely by himself, to complement his sessions with his Clinical Exercise Specialist.

Grahame has made fantastic progress during his four years with us and has benefitted from our team-to-one approach having worked with several Clinical Exercise Specialists, each offering unique expertise to benefit Grahame’s clinical programme.

Grahame has worked with us to change his lifestyle habits creating a structure to his life that he has now managed to sustain for over four years. This includes visiting CP+R three times per week as well as completing monitored exercise sessions away from CP+R.

Reassessments every 12 weeks ensure that Grahame continues to progress, new goals are also set to maintain momentum and ensure Grahame continues to excel towards health excellence. Grahame’s most recent reassessment results are some of his best to date, showing the most significant reduction in blood pressure and improvement in body composition since he joined. These improvements, in addition to losing 12.7 kg (2 stone) in weight, have resulted in a considerable reduction in risk of further cardiovascular disease.

Grahame has a personal ambition to remain in good health so he can continue to pursue his passion, diving. He has been every year since joining.

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  • David, myocardial infarction

    “I had a heart attack followed by a triple bypass operation. This of course was a shock but especially as I thought I was a very fit sixty year old. Football twice a week as a young man, three marathons, tennis and gym four times a week.

    During my first CP+R session I was checked over most thoroughly. Not just blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol etc., but also every body measurement possible and photographs of my posture. Since that time I have been working one-to-one with my clinical exercise specialist. I very much enjoy it and the results have been terrific. Cholesterol down, weight down, fitness up, even body shape improvement.

    All the CES’ are brilliant, not just in sessions but with constant encouragement and enthusiasm.

    One big plus is diet. The difference in what I eat now as to what I was eating in the first weeks has been transformed. I now have a healthy balanced diet of which I can really feel the benefit.”

  • Adrian, hypertension

    “When my (somewhat fearsome) cardiologist referred me to CP+R, I confess that it felt rather like being given the adult equivalent of an after-school detention. 

    As so often in life, perception has turned out to be very different from reality. My experience of CP+R has been of very professional, personalised care focusing very much on my needs – rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 

    Two years on, attending three times a week, I feel as if I have more energy, am a lot more supple, slimmer – and, best of all, my cardiologist was slightly less fearsome when I last saw her. Indeed, she has ‘signed me off.”

  • Jane, hypertension and musculoskeletal problems

    “Having had an arthritic hip and problems with my knees and some years of immobility, I had my hip replaced and then had a diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

    My cardiologist recommended that I go to CP+R to improve my mobility, blood pressure and general fitness. I have now been with CP+R for over a year and the difference in my health is amazing.

    As well as the two sessions I attend at Harley Street each week, I walk over 10,000 steps every day. I have lost weight and my energy and enthusiasm for life have returned.”

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