Stethoscope Check at the Ashes

Stethoscope Check at the Ashes

Friday 16th August 2019

Heart Valve Voice will be partnering with Lancashire Cricket Foundation to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection at the forthcoming Ashes Test.

The two charities will team up to offer free heart valve check-ups for spectators led by healthcare professionals for a fourth year running at the Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford on the 5th and 6th September.

Wil Woan, CEO of Heart Valve Disease, said: “Many over 65’s mistakenly believe the symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue and chest pains are due to ageing so we’re looking forward to talking to the crowds about early diagnosis which improves treatment outcomes”

England all time great, David Gower, said “I’m so pleased to hear that Heart Valve Voice will be at the Ashes once again. They provide information and advice on heart valve disease and trained clinicians will be happy to listen to your heart too! Worth popping down to their stand if you’re at Emirates Old Trafford, I certainly will”

Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Growth at Lancashire Cricket Foundation, added: “Heart valve disease affects many families and communities across the UK, with an ageing population we know that the number of people with heart valve disease is set to increase, and thanks to this brilliant opportunity we can come together and raise awareness of the disease.”

Clinicians from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital will be on hand to answer any questions people may have.