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David.Gower

David Gower, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

As a former professional sportsman, I know that the regular check ups are important to help us have an active life. Hearing that a simple, stethoscope test can pick up early signs of heart valve disease, I really want to see more people getting this as a standard.


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Amanda Bott, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

If more people received an annual stethoscope check, I believe the number of people requiring emergency valve surgery would reduce. I also believe that if we pick up the disease earlier we can manage their treatment pathway more effectively and surgery can be planned at the optimum time for them.


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Gregg.Hutchings

Gregg Hutchings, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

The variations in treatment of heart valve disease aren't acceptable. We need to do something about it!

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Keith.Jackson

Keith Jackson, West Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Through my work at the British Cardiac Patients Association and as Trustee at Heart Valve Voice, I know the importance of early detection of heart valve disease. Helping people to become more aware of symptoms and encouraging them to ask questions will assist in getting their treatment started early and to avoid crisis.


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David.Lloyd

David Lloyd, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

As a former professional sportsman, I know that the regular check ups are important to help us have an active life. Hearing that a simple, stethoscope test can pick up early signs of heart valve disease, I really want to see more people getting this as a standard.


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Kris.Kendal

Kris Kendal, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

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Michael George, South West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

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Wil.Woan

Wil Woan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Let's raise awareness together!

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Mike.Smith

Mike Smith, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

I want to help

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Frank Health, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

That the variations in treatment across UK and compared to rest of Europe are not acceptable

More people need to know about this.

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Jason Burgess, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

The variations in treatment across UK, and comparison to the rest of Europe, are not acceptable.

We need to do something to help get this cause the attention it deserves.

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admin

Frank Health, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

This could save many lives!

Voice Added: 25 Jul 2017


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Stephanie.Bunten

Stephanie Bunten, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

So easy to detect with a stethoscope check - let's raise awareness for this very common, but treatable disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Janette Woan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

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Chris.Young

Chris Young, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

If more people received an annual stethoscope tests, I believe the number of emergency and crisis treatments which I perform would drop. Also I believe that if we pick up the disease earlier we can manage the treatment pathway more effectively.


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David Wood, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Linda Wood, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

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Jonathan Downes, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

I am happy to help support this!

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Roger Hutchings, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

As heart valve disease is a hidden killer far more needs to be done in terms of preventive monitoring as opposed to too late treatment

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Sarah Gilford, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Jim Gray, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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jondownes

Jonathan Downes, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

I love it

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Jonathan Downes, West Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Barry Matthews, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

More people need to tested at

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Wil Woan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Lynzi Birch , West Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Laura McKinlay, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

A simple stethoscope check can detect the first indication of a problem with the heart valves.

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Martin Kelly, Outside UK

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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David Sissons, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Jonathan Downes, West Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

I love this idea

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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John Genge, South West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Siobhan Omahony, Outside UK

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Clive Betteridge, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Rueben Cumberbatch, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Christina.Bannister

Christina Bannister, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

I am the Nursing & Allied Health Professional Representative for the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Jonathan.Downes

Jonathan Downes, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography, I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography, I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography! I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography


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Iain Bailey, Wales, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

Prevention is better than cure

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Gary Monaghan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Glenis Wood, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

A quick and simple test can save lives.

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Ivor Kirkwood, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Jonathan.Downes

Jonathan Downes, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

This is great

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Lee-Ann Cameron, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

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Greg Parker, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Anthony Easton , North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Pat.Khan

Pat Khan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

As a patient who has received treatment, I know how important my surgery was to improving my life. My GP picked up the murmur and was able to get my treatment pathway started. I want to make sure that all GPs have access to adequate levels of echo to assist the detection of the heart valve disease.


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Mike.Higginbottom

Mike Higginbottom, Yorkshire and North-East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

The variations in treatment across UK and compared to rest of Europe are not acceptable.

The variations in treatment across UK and compared to rest of Europe are not acceptable.

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Nicola Lilley, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

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Gregg.Hutchings1

Gregg Hutchings, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see a annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

This simple test can detect a heart murmur and potentially save lives - we need more tests taking place to enable early diagnosis to take place.

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Rory McKean, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Juliet Leighton-Jones, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Giorgia Howe, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Elissa Headford, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

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Kathleen Rogers, Wales, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

One heart look after it

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Frank Smith, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Sally Woan, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Gregg.Hutchings1

Gregg Hutchings, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Holly Dutton, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

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Guy.Maddox

Guy Maddox, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

In my mid-30's I visited my GP following some dizzy spells. Fortunately for me he picked up on my heart murmur through a stethoscope check which led on to a cardiology appointment and several years later, an aortic valve replacement. On numerous occasions I have been told by doctors and nurses that I had been very lucky that my GP had made the association between my dizziness and a heart problem and had correctly detected a murmur.


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Jan Darby , East of England, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Having a mechanical mitral valve since 2008, I think supporting others going through the same operation is helpful

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Cheryl Usher, South West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Charly Leahy, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Nerissa Santimano, London, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

The variations in treatment across UK, and comparison to the rest of Europe, are not acceptable.

Post Procedural management and long-term care of patients with Heart Valve Disease needs to improve with consistency across the UK. More specifically, the quality of care patients receive in other areas of their lives that may not directly be related to their HV disease but might be impacted or influenced by it. Knowledge and awareness of professionals in a wide variety of care settings need to improve to cater to individuals who might have cardiac conditions such as HV disease. For example prescribing drugs in primary care or A&E that are contraindicated for the patients condition.


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Lynn Rowlands Connolly , East Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

I'm awaiting aortic valve replacement (possibly mitral too) having originally sustained valve damage as a result of a prescription drug I took for restless leg syndrome around 10/12 years ago

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Helen Booth, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

The variations in treatment across UK, and comparison to the rest of Europe, are not acceptable.

I had a bio heart valve replacement by minimum invasion in 2012 and I am told this valve is now narrowing faster than expected and I would like to know more about why this is and whether the TAVI would be the as safe full open heart surgery.


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Sue Boxall, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Lee Boxall, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 21 Jul 2017


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Julie Mackinder, East Midlands, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see an annual stethoscope test introduced for all over 65s

My mother had an undiagnosed damaged heart valve which led to replacement, 8cm aortic aneurism, pacemaker, stroke and dementia. A terrible waste of life and expense for the NHS.

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Catherine Bessant, East of England, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want GPs to have improved access to echocardiography

I am currently awaiting surgery for aortic valve and root replacement . The tests have taken a long time ....

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Ben Hyman, Outside UK

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

I had robotic Mitral Valve repair at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN on 3/15/17

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Andria Pugh, Outside UK

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Sarah Kelly, North West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Sandra Rickard, South West, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

my father is being considered for a t.a.v.i. In the near future.

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Barbara Loman, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I think there needs to be improved guidelines for treatment of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Lynn Butterworth, Wales, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

Voice Added: 24 Jul 2017


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Kirsty Bolter, South East, United Kingdom

I give my voice because...

I want to see increased awareness of heart valve disease

I used to be the structural heart disease clinical nurse specialist at St Thomas' Hospital. I now work in surrey as a heart failure clinical nurse specialist. Managing patients high symptom burden when I am not able to offer them definitive treatment options like minimally invasive surgery as I used to is challenging.


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