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Sunday 5th 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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Friday 3rd 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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Wednesday 1st 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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Tuesday 24th March 2020

Ian Brown, a 52-year-old football fanatic and avid fisherman, has been married to his beloved wife Kay for 28 years. Together with daughters Emma and Sophie, they faced his heart valve disease challenge by finding strength in unity and family. Their story begins in the year 2000.

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Friday 13th March 2020

In June 2019, Ian Berry underwent heart surgery at The Royal Brompton Hospital in London to replace a defective aortic valve, after being diagnosed with a heart murmur in July 2014 at a routine health check.

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Sunday 8th March 2020

2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) is built on the theme of Each for Equal, where an equal world is an enabled world.

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Friday 14th 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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Monday 10th 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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Friday 7th 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.

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Monday 3rd February 2020

As we begin the New year and World Heart Month has just started there is so much we can reflect on and be very proud of.

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