“My family has a history of heart disease: what can I do to avoid getting it?”

Lifestyle changes can have a dramatic, positive effect on an individual’s chances of developing heart disease. Stopping smoking, exercising and eating well will help enormously. Between 2004 and 2014, deaths caused by circulatory diseases (heart disease and stroke) fell by 40% for men and 42% for women. Much of this improvement has been attributed to healthy living initiatives.

Adrian Banning Cardiologist Oxford

Detailed information on living a heart-healthy life can be found from the British Heart Foundation’s website.


“I’ve been experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains when I move around a lot – what should I do?”

These could be symptoms of angina and you should make an appointment to see your GP or a consultant cardiologist immediately.

Adrian Banning Cardiologist Oxford

A list of NHS cardiology services is available here. Or, you can arrange to see a cardiologist privately.

Treatment with Professor Banning

Professor Banning treats NHS patients at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and from his private practice at The Manor Hospital, also in Oxford.

Adrian Banning Cardiologist Oxford


If you or someone else is experiencing severe chest pain, described
as a tightness in the chest – it could be a heart attack. Call 999 immediately.