Birmingham Library

Birmingham Library

Friday 23rd June 2023

Yesterday Heart Valve Voice were delighted to be at Birmingham Central Library to promote awareness of heart valve disease and how it's treated.

We were joined by Cardiologists from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, who offered visitors and staff stethoscope checks. In just a few hours we checked over 100 hearts, with 5 of those checked found to have a previously undetected cardiac condition.

Anyone found to have a murmur was given a letter to take to their GP for onward referral.

The day was also about promoting awareness of heart valve disease, and our SLOW symptoms awareness video was screened on big screens around the library and neighbouring events centre in the lead-up to the event and on the day.

The day was part of a year-long project where Heart Valve Voice is holding awareness days and testing events in libraries, as we seek to discover new touchpoints with people at risk of developing heart valve disease and offer the public opportunities for a stethoscope check in community settings.

Heart Valve Voice Executive Director, Wil Woan, said “What a fantastic day in Birmingham and an iconic venue in the heart of the city for our event. The day was a brilliant opportunity to promote awareness of the symptoms of valve disease, and what to do if you or a loved one experiences them. Thank you to the team from Queen Elizabeth for supporting it, and all the visitors who attended.”