We're cycling from London to Paris to help raise awareness of heart valve disease and to remember those who were not treated in time. Watch the footage from Day One here...
We made it to Paris, and all systems go at the EuroPCR conference. Wonderful to present to the delegates and highlight the lack of awareness of heart valve disease in the UK. We did 250 miles and there were just as many smiles along the way! Enjoy the footage of our final day.
Heart valve disease can impact families in different ways here’s cardiac surgeon Inderpaul Birdi from Basildon University Hospital who we saw at the SCTS Annual Meeting, he told us about two different sets of twins who each had valve disease and all received treatment and how they supported each other though it.
Bil Kirmani, consultant cardiac surgeon from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital shared one of his fondest patient memories with us while we were at the SCTS annual meeting this past weekend. The story he shares is a great example of a valve patient getting back to their lives and important work that not only gives back to society but helps others.
Olaf Wendler, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, from King's College Hospital shared a favourite patient memory with us at the SCTS Annual meeting that involved a pregnant patient who underwent a successful valve disease treatment and who later gave her baby boy the middle name Olaf!
At the SCTS Annual Meeting Joseph Zacharias, Cardiothoracic Surgeon from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals tells us about a patient who at the age of 92 had valve disease treatment and soon after accomplished his goal and completed his book.
Betsy Evans, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon from Leeds Teaching Hospitals shared a fond patient memory with us this past weekend at the SCTS Annual Meeting. Her story involved a patient who was desperate to make it out of surgery for her golden wedding anniversary
While at the SCTS Annual Meeting we’ve been speaking with some of the clinicians and asking them to share their favourite patient memory and to tell us about the quality of life their patients enjoy after treatment. We will be sharing these with you over the course of the week. Here’s Graham Cooper President of SCTS and cardiac surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
We caught up with Neil Moat, Cardiac Surgeon from Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital at the SCTS Annual Meeting He shared a fond patient memory with us about a patient who after treatment managed a five mile beach walk with his grandchildren, something he wouldn't have been able to do before!
Max Codispoti, Cardiac Surgeon from Barts Health explains how rewarding it was to see one of his patients who received a mitral valve repair getting back to full health and back to doing one of their favourite, surprising hobbies while at the SCTS Annual Meeting