03 February 2023
This week, NHS England (NHSE) issued a statement updating guidance on using TAVI to treat severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). In the statement, NHSE confirms that TAVI is an alternative to surgical intervention for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at high surgical risk, and has extended its suitability for those at intermediate or low surgical risk, who meet the detailed inclusion criteria which accompanies the document.
23 March 2023
On December 7, 2022, the Global Coalition on Aging and the Global Heart Hub convened a cross-sector roundtable of experts from healthcare, patient advocacy, policy organizations, and the private sector to discuss the challenge of heart valve disease in the context of ageing societies and their evolving needs.
17 March 2023
In 2019, at just 33 years old, Stacey Langridge was experiencing severe shortness of breath and swollen ankles. When referred to Weston General Hospital, it was found that she had aortic stenosis, mitral valve disease and endocarditis and needed emergency treatment. Over the next four weeks in the hospital, she had her valves repaired and replaced and antibiotics to treat her endocarditis. Now, she is making a good recovery, adjusting to life after treatment, and looking forward to the future with her family.
08 February 2023
In December, Heart Valve Voice supporter Del, challenged himself to row the distance from Brighton to London and back to raise awareness of heart valve disease and raise money for Heart Valve Voice
26 January 2023
Heart Valve Voice is sad to announce the passing of our fantastic Patient Advocate, Sue Jardine.
24 January 2023
Heart Valve Voice is delighted to mark the end of our campaign to educate half a million over 65s on heart valve disease. In 2022, we committed to teaching 500,000 over 65s about heart valve disease from detection to treatment.
08 November 2022
Today, Heart Valve Voice launch our SLOW symptoms awareness campaign. After consulting with patients and clinicians, we are launching a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the red-flag symptoms of heart valve disease and what to do if people experience them.
05 August 2022
This year as part of Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week 2022, Heart Valve Voice is taking a petition to 10 Downing Street to ask Government to increase funding for the diagnosis and care of people with severe aortic stenosis.
25 July 2022
Last Friday, Heart Valve Voice once again teamed up with our partners at Valve for Life UK for another Your Heart Matters Testing Event. This time, the team went to Cardiff, where we were joined by Cardiologists from University Hospital Wales.
19 July 2022
On Sunday, Heart Valve Voice teamed up with Lancashire Foundation and Cardiologists from Greater Manchester to offer free stethoscope checks at the final One Day International between England Cricket and India Cricket.
13 July 2022
We recently met with Louise Bache, CEO of Heartbeat, a cardiac rehabilitation centre in the North-West. We asked Louise to write a piece for our community about the importance of good cardiac rehab and the lasting impact it can have on cardiac patients.