If you have heart disease (heart attack / angina) or have had a stroke we need to monitor you closely. This means a check up every 6 months to check your blood pressure and medication. You need a blood test at least annually for kidney function, cholesterol and sometimes a blood sugar test to screen for diabetes.
Useful websites for further information:
British Heart Foundation – www.bhf.org.uk
Stroke Association – www.stroke.org.uk