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Thursday 26th November 2015

Heart Valve Voice, a multidisciplinary group of leading physicians, surgeons and heart valve disease patients, has been granted charity status in Scotland. The charity aims to highlight the under-diagnosis and under-treatment of heart valve disease, which affects over one million people aged 65 and over in the UK. Heart Valve Voice was granted charity status in England and Wales in 2014 and has campaigned to raise awareness of heart valve disease amongst both patients and healthcare practitioners and improve diagnosis and referral rates throughout England and Wales.

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Wednesday 4th November 2015

Guidance highlights that auscultation with a stethoscope is essential to detect murmurs associated with heart disease Heart Valve Voice recommends that GPs use the stethoscope routinely on over 65s at the time of the flu jab, NHS Health Checks and new patient registrations. Heart Valve Voice calls for NICE Guidelines on heart valve disease and funding for auscultation of over-65s in order to improve diagnosis, referral and treatment of the disease.

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Monday 5th October 2015

​Sheffield-based heart valve patient, Mike Higginbottom, was guest of honour on Saturday at the Lancashire County Cricket Club Gala Dinner in Manchester, where the cricketing community made more than 170 pledges to Heart Valve Voice’s campaign.

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Monday 21st September 2015

Today marks 55 years since Dr. Albert Starr, a young cardiac surgeon from Oregon in the United States, conducted the world’s first successful heart valve replacement on a patient with heart valve disease. In 1960 the replacement was hailed as “miraculous” by experts, today every two minutes someone in the world benefits from a valve replacement or repair.

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Monday 14th September 2015

Lancashire CCC legend and Sky Sports commentator, David “Bumble” Lloyd, gave his support to a heart valve disease check up event hosted by Heart Valve Voice and the Lancashire County Cricket Foundation (LCCCF) at the Emirates Old Trafford One Day International yesterday.

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Friday 4th September 2015

Check up event to be held at the England v Australia one-day cricket international

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Friday 10th July 2015

​Heart Valve Voice have given their support to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s new quality standard.

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Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Heart Valve Voice, the UK’s first and only heart valve disease charity, has pledged its support for Arrhythmia Alliance’s Heart Rhythm Week 2015 (01-07 June).

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Monday 1st June 2015

British Society of Echocardiography supports Heart Valve Voice’s aim to tackle the under-diagnosis, under-referral and under-treatment of heart valve disease in the UK.

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Friday 27th March 2015

Heart Valve Voice, the UK’s only heart valve disease charity, has teamed up with Crewe Alexandra FC to host a one-day public heart valve disease screening event on Saturday 18th April.

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