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Thursday 7th April 2016

Tracy’s dad Steve Langton (see 6th April blog) had surgery for heart valve disease recently. Here, she writes about how the disease has affected her family and the support they all received from the Heart Valve Voice Facebook page.

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Wednesday 6th April 2016

Brighton-based Steve Langton had surgery for aortic regurgitation (sometimes called a leaky valve as the valve fails to close properly) in February 2016. Since then he has been recovering well at home, where he has returned to light exercise. Here, writing before his procedure, he describes his diagnosis and treatment so far and the support he received from the Heart Valve Voice Facebook community.

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Wednesday 6th April 2016

Chrissie lives in Winchester. When she’s not busy working as a nurse at Southampton General, she’s spending time with her kids or out on the water as a trainee sailor! Here, she shares her experience working as a cardiac nurse, and talks about the advice she would give to patients and their families.

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