Wednesday 6th April 2016
Heart Valve Voice has announced the charity partnership with Lancashire Country Cricket Club Foundation to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection across the cricket community.
Heart Valve Voice has announced the charity partnership with Lancashire Country Cricket Club Foundation to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection.
Studies have shown that more than 13% of over 75s suffer from some form of heart valve disease and between 2-7% of over 65s suffer with severe aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease in developed countries.
Heart valve disease is a common, but treatable, heart condition where the heart valves no longer work properly. When the valves are diseased it can rapidly affect the pumping action of blood around the body. However, many patients do not suffer severe or visible symptoms, or put their symptoms down to the natural ageing process, making diagnosis difficult.
Wil Woan, CEO of Heart Valve Voice, said: “Many over 65s mistakenly believe the symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue and chest pains are due to ageing. It is great news that through this partnership we can carry out valve disease check ups at fixtures throughout the domestic and international fixtures at the Emirates Old Trafford".
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development at LCCC Foundation, said: “Heart Valve disease affects many of families and communities across the UK and as today’s news confirms. The UK’s ageing population means that the number of people with heart valve disease is set to increase, with the over 65 population set to nearly double by 2050. Thanks to this important partnership, we have the opportunity to inspire our colleagues and fans to come together and raise awareness of the disease."