Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca Hough, Listening To Hearts
Friday 23rd July 2021
This year, Heart Valve Voice launched our 100,000 Conversations campaign with the aim to start a national conversation about the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease. As part of the campaign, we have invited everyone effected by heart valve disease to join us and #TalkValveDisease. This month, Leighton Hospital's Cardiology Team set up a stand in the hospital to #TalkValveDisease and listen to hearts.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Hough said:
"On Thursday 15th July the Cardiology Team took to the Crossroads in Leighton Hospital to raise awareness of Heart Valve Voice's 100,000 Conversations campaign and symptoms that may represent undiagnosed heart valve disease.
As part of this event, on the day we offered stethoscope checks to any willing members of staff (performed in private rooms).
The event was a huge success and attracted lots of interest on the day. We originally started out on the day doing examinations using one room and very quickly had to find 2 additional rooms. Staff were queueing in the corridors to speak to us. We examined around 100 staff members and identified a small number of previously unknown heart murmurs - these people were signposted to the GP for further investigation."