Heart Valve Voice to Host Heart Valve Disease Check Ups at England Cricket Test Event at The Emirates Old Trafford
Tuesday 1st August 2017
Following in the tradition of previous Heart Valve Voice Check Up events, the team at Heart Valve Voice will be hosting their 2017 check up event at the Emirates Old Trafford during England Cricket's England vs South Africa Test from the 4-8 August.
Clinicians will be on hand to provide stethoscope checks on attendees and fans and to provide guidance about getting checked for heart valve disease. All fans over 50 are invited to participate.
Heart valve disease is a serious condition that affects more than one million over 65s in the UK and if left untreated it can prove fatal within two years. Unfortunately many people are unaware of the disease and therefore don’t recognise the symptoms associated with it. In fact, many associate the symptoms such as, breathlessness, fatigue and dizzy spells with old age and therefore do not get their heart checked during GP consultations. As a result, people with heart valve disease are more often than not left undiagnosed and untreated.
“We have hosted similar Heart Valve Voice Heart Check events in the past and they have always proven to be a great success.” Said David Gower, OBE and former England cricketer, “Ever since I became involved with Heart Valve Voice I have always made a point to have my heart checked regularly. It is such a treatable disease and it genuinely surprises me how many people are still unaware of its prevalence or that it even exists! This is why I support the work of Heart Valve Voice in raising awareness and also support their check up events with England Cricket.”
If you’re attending the game on 4-8 August, be sure to come for a check or just say hi.