What we are about

Heart Throbs was founded in 1990 by Sister Noirin Egan in Melbourne Ward (the coronary care unit) at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.  It has grown to be one of the leading and most active cardiac support groups in North London and the surrounding area. We currently have some 200 members, 100 of which are regular exercisers.


We are an independent voluntary group affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and offer help and guidance to people (including their partners and carers) who have a heart problem and want to return to a more active or normal life. Anyone with a heart condition, or who has had heart surgery, can discuss any worries they may have about their condition or lifestyle with Heart Throbs members who have had similar experiences.

Support is on two levels:

Monthly cardiac support meetings offering help and guidance to people who want to understand and manage their condition and extend their life.

Regular cardiac exercise classes to help members return to a more active or normal life style.

We would love for you to come and join us and meet people like yourself who have gained new confidence and returned to a fitter, happier and more active lifestyle.


‘It has helped me to maintain the fitness levels I achieved with the cardiac nurses prior to being discharged from hospital.  I have also met new friends and discussing their experiences that they incurred during their treatment’. David, who had 3 stents fitted in July 2010

‘Since my by-pass 13 years ago, I have exercised twice a week.  The exercising has helped a great deal but so has the support and companionship of the group’.  Ted 90