Heart Valve Voice News
Tuesday 1st November 2016
Today, Heart Valve Voice launches its report, ‘Towards a Heart Healthy Future: a 2020 Vision for Heart Valve Disease’ at a parliamentary event attended by MPs, clinicians and patients from across the country.
Monday 1st August 2016
Heart Valve Voice held a busy check up event at the England Pakistan Test Match at the Emirates Old Trafford from 21st to 23rd July.
Thursday 28th July 2016
Heart Valve Voice welcomed over 40 MPs from all parties to have their heart checked with a stethoscope with the vast majority of the MPs also signing an Early Day Motion (a motion tabled by Members of Parliament that formally calls for debate).
Thursday 26th May 2016
New survey data highlights that 94% of the over 60s in the UK do not know what aortic stenosis is, and less than 3% say heart valve disease is the condition that gives them significant concern compared to other illnesses. This is despite annual mortality of untreated and severe aortic stenosis being considerably higher than most cancers* and approximately 1 million people over 65 years of age are thought to suffer from heart valve disease in the UK. Additionally, 72% of over 60s reported that they rarely, or never, have their hearts listened to by a doctor.
Monday 16th May 2016
Heart Valve Voice, in partnership with Everton in the Community (EitC), offered free heart valve disease check-ups for the over 60s. This service was available to Everton fans and the wider Merseyside community on the 15th May.