18 April 2020
Dental Surgeon, Ian Wintrip, was diagnosed with severe heart valve disease (aortic stenosis) late last year. A keen cyclist, Ian had noticed he was running out of steam early on the bike, but put it down to signs of ageing and learned to live with the new capabilities. Eventually, though, he knew something was up and went to see his GP.
05 April 2020
Roger Black was diagnosed with an unidentified murmur whilst at school. Now, after a career which saw him win Silver Medals at the Olympics and Gold medals at The World Championships, Roger is beginning to think more about his heart valve disease story.
03 April 2020
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. With the number of cases in the UK set to increase, hospitals have begun preparation for a potential increase in patients. In some cases, this means the cancellation of non-emergency operations to reduce the strain on staffing and beds. Chris Young, Heart Valve Voice Chairman and Cardiac Surgeon at St Thomas Hospital said “It is important to understand that while some elective operating may cease there will always be procedures in place to recognise and cater for urgent patients. “
25 March 2020
There are many things to miss during these long periods of time at home, but for those of you who love art, these wonderful galleries are here to help. Now, thanks to their digital collections, you can explore some of the finest collections of art the world has to offer from the comfort of your own home.
14 February 2020
Valentine's Day is all about spending time with your significant other and taking the moment to pay special attention to them. Heart Valve Voice is taking this opportunity to encourage everyone to take a second to think about the symptoms of heart valve disease.
10 February 2020
On the 10th of February Heart Valve Voice is holding a patient engagement day in our Manchester offices. We invited members of the Patient Action Group to join us to discuss our pledges and actions for 2020 and how we can represent our patients most effectively.
07 February 2020
Last week we were delighted to host a roundtable discussion with clinicians and industry leaders at Health Innovation Manchester, Citylabs. Health Innovation Manchester strive to deliver innovation into frontline care and are committed to transforming the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s citizens.
27 January 2020
In response to research published in the British Medical Journal Heart Valve Voice would like to emphasise our commitment to transparency when it comes to donations from industry.