19 September 2019
We're proud to be launching our report ‘State of the Nation: Heart Valve Disease in Wales’ today during European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week. The new report sets outs recommendations for early diagnosis and treatment services in Wales.
18 September 2019
Today, we launch the Unwarranted Variation Report and we believe that the recommendations in this report can help to remedy the problem of inequalities of access to treatment and highlight opportunities in delivering optimal treatment of heart valve disease.
11 March 2019
LONDON, 11 March 2019 - Heart Valve Voice has launched our report ‘Towards a Heart Healthy Future: A Gold Standard in the Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Heart Valve Disease in Adults' at the 2019 Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference.
05 February 2019
On Wednesday the 23rd of January, Heart Valve Voice Chief Executive, Wil Woan was invited by NICE to share his insights and be a part of the development process for the 2019 NICE guidelines for heart valve disease. It was a brilliant opportunity to represent the patient voice amongst the esteemed group of clinicians and leading policy makers in attendance.
24 January 2019
Heart Valve Voice often lends support to a number of studies and trials throughout each year. One such study that is a study on the The effect of obesity on outcomes after surgery for degenerative mitral valve disease.
14 January 2019
At Heart Valve Voice we believe in the importance of studies and trials that aim to help research and improve the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease. We have been involved in and provided support for a number of trials over the past few years and have plans for our involvement in more trials and studies to come in 2019.
14 November 2018
On 14 November, Channel 5 provided a rare opportunity for television viewers by inviting them inside a operating theatre at St Bartholomew's Hospital while consultant cardiac surgeon, Mr Kulvinder Lall, performed open heart surgery on patient Kamal, aged 69. The surgery involved Mr Lall replacing an aortic valve for his patient, a surgery that many of our patient ambassadors have been through themselves.
15 March 2018
The first totally keyhole (endoscopic) robotic mitral valve surgeries was performed last week at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH).
29 August 2017
Stuart Grant, Specialist Trainee in Cardiac Surgery from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Heart Valve Voice ambassador shared with the Silversurfers what it's like to train as a cardiothoracic surgeon and to help valve disease patients get their lives back.