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Saturday 26th March 2016

As Cecilia from Clitheroe approached her 70s, she was still enjoying long walks with family and friends. After a series of chest infections and medical tests, she was eventually diagnosed with heart valve disease. Her story is a poignant reminder for why it is important to get your heart checked sooner rather than later.

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Saturday 26th March 2016

Although Lydia Monk will never know it, her experience of heart valve disease proved to be the inspiration for the birth of Heart Valve Voice and its campaign to transform treatment for patients across the UK.

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Saturday 27th February 2016

Margaret Willcock was prescribed antibiotics for a chest infection, before it was finally realised that she had heart valve disease. In this blog she advises patients to ask their GP to check their heart with a stethoscope and to not to be worried about treatment. “It’s well worth it,” she says from experience.

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Wednesday 23rd December 2015

In the final entry of the trio, we here how Kevin managed during his recovery and post-treatment pathway. After 18 years of living with mitral valve disease, how was life with a valve replacement?

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Wednesday 16th December 2015

After living with mitral valve disease for 18 years, Kevin was treated at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre. This is the second of three posts about Kevin’s experience. In this entry, he writes in detail about his experience of the preparation process before surgery.

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Friday 11th December 2015

Kevin was treated for mitral valve disease in 2014, having been diagnosed 18 years prior! Here, in the first of three entries, he writes in detail about his experience of diagnosis and living with heart valve disease.

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Thursday 15th October 2015

Lisa Clift is a GP, and attended our check up event at the England vs. Australia one day international in 2015. In this article, she describes how she was 'bowled over' by Heart Valve Voice!

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Tuesday 28th April 2015

Dr Shelley Rahman Haley, Heart Valve Voice Trustee, is a Consultant Cardiologist for the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust. She attended our event at Crewe Alexandra FC in 2015, and below she explains the importance of having a heart check.

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