04 June 2020

The journey from diagnosis to treatment of heart valve disease provides a mental health challenge as much as a physical one. It is, therefore, essential that those affected by heart valve disease focus on the psychological aspects of their journey.

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08 May 2020

​Elizabeth Slough is a retired member of Brighton's Alzheimer's Society, where she worked in the Carer's Support Department. Liz is an outgoing personality, a dedicated volunteer and a brilliant advert for the power of positive ageing. She has two married stepdaughters and a sister, who shared her heart valve disease story with her. Here is Liz's story.

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29 April 2020

As Chair of the Valve Council at Global Heart Hub, I thought it important for me to say a few words in response to their recent survey of patients and patient organisations.

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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.

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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.

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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. “

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01 April 2020

At this time it is essential for our mental wellbeing that we stay connected and there are many tools and resources you can use to stay connected, here are a few.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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