Heart Valve Voice News
Monday 16th May 2016
Heart Valve Voice, in partnership with Everton in the Community (EitC), offered free heart valve disease check-ups for the over 60s. This service was available to Everton fans and the wider Merseyside community on the 15th May.
Wednesday 6th April 2016
Heart Valve Voice has announced the charity partnership with Lancashire Country Cricket Club Foundation to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection across the cricket community.
Tuesday 5th April 2016
We are delighted to announce Heart Valve Voice will provide free heart disease check ups at the England ODI in July. Heart valve disease is a prevalent, life-threatening but very treatable disease if it is diagnosed and treated early. Yet, it is much misunderstood, with very poor public awareness of a disease which affects approximately 1 million UK people aged over 65.
Thursday 26th November 2015
Heart Valve Voice, a multidisciplinary group of leading physicians, surgeons and heart valve disease patients, has been granted charity status in Scotland. The charity aims to highlight the under-diagnosis and under-treatment of heart valve disease, which affects over one million people aged 65 and over in the UK. Heart Valve Voice was granted charity status in England and Wales in 2014 and has campaigned to raise awareness of heart valve disease amongst both patients and healthcare practitioners and improve diagnosis and referral rates throughout England and Wales.
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Guidance highlights that auscultation with a stethoscope is essential to detect murmurs associated with heart disease Heart Valve Voice recommends that GPs use the stethoscope routinely on over 65s at the time of the flu jab, NHS Health Checks and new patient registrations. Heart Valve Voice calls for NICE Guidelines on heart valve disease and funding for auscultation of over-65s in order to improve diagnosis, referral and treatment of the disease.