PDF icon Cardiology v10.pdf94.6 KB

Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

           (Require Athens Registration)


(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Cardiology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Heart Journal

  • Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

  • Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases

  • British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

  • Cardiology Clinics

  • Cardiovascular Diabetology

  • Cardiovascular Pathology

  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

  • Heart

  • Heart Failure Clinics

  • Heart, Lung and Circulation

  • JACC: Heart Failure

  • Journal of Cardiac Surgery

  • Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound

  • JRSM Cardiovascular Disease

  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Cardiology professionals.

Anatomy TV

The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

BMJ Case Reports

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and  regularly   updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

Cochrane Heart Group

Reviews of the effect of interventions for treating ischaemic and all other heart diseases and preventing cardiovascular diseases

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to  inform healthcare decision making.

European Society of Cardiology

Cardiology-related search engines and databases


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Requires HEFT Athens ID to access e-resources procured by HEFT Library Services.

NICE GuidelinesCardiovascular

Browse the guidance by topic or with the fourteen related cardiovascular conditions.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.