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How James coped with a career-changing heart condition
James Taylor had to rebuild his life when his promising cricketing career was cut short by a rare heart condition. Keeping positive has helped him through adversity.
Share the power on World Heart Day
Created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation (WHF), World Heart Day aims to combat the rising number of people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), the world’s biggest killer, by raising awareness and promoting the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The best day-to-day advice for coping with heart failure
People diagnosed with heart failure can follow some simple guidelines for a better life, says Louise Clayton, Heart Failure Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
How insight from heart failure patients can make real change
Patients with heart failure shouldn't sit on the sidelines. Their valuable insights not only help others with the condition but add to the NHS’s knowledge to improve patient quality of life and outcomes.
A new non-invasive way to help diagnose heart disease
An innovative, non-invasive technology can help doctors determine which patients with suspected coronary artery disease need treatment and how best to manage their care.
Is there a link between sport and cardiac arrest?
Can high intensity sport cause cardiac events? It may if you have an undetected cardiovascular condition — but, for the vast majority of people, exercise remains hugely beneficial.
When was the last time your GP checked your heart with a stethoscope?
Heart Valve Voice, a charity raising awareness of heart valve disease, says a stethoscope check is often the first step in detecting a common disease that affects over one million people over the age of 65 in the UK.
Knowing your cholesterol level could save your life
We might not know we have raised cholesterol because it displays no symptoms. But it is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, so regular testing for adults is vital.
Marina McGrath’s heart valve disease story
Marina was an active woman in her 50s, working hard as a midwife until she noticed symptoms of breathlessness and tiredness. It wasn’t until a visit to her GP that she found out she had aortic stenosis (AS).
Heart disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects us all
Seven million people in the UK are currently living with cardiovascular disease. People of all ages are being affected by the conditions.
Why self-monitoring is essential for heart failure patients
Heart failure patients should be aware of the warning signs which indicate their condition is worsening. Careful monitoring may even delay or halt the need for a hospital admission.
5 tips for a heart-healthy diet
With the summer holidays coming to a close and winter around the corner, there’s never a moment without tempting dinner parties and BBQs full of unhealthy food choices. See our list of tasty heart-healthy options you can enjoy all year round.
Be alert to the symptoms of cardiac arrhythmias
Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) are a leading cause of sudden cardiac death and AF-related stroke. Many arrhythmias can be identified with a simple pulse check.
My pacemaker gave me my life back
Grandfather of three Peter Jenkins is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
How Sue’s TAVI procedure got her back on her feet
Sue, from Kent, was diagnosed with aortic stenosis in 2013. After a successful TAVI procedure she is now back to enjoying time with her grandchildren and gardening in her community.
The more we listen the more lives we save: heart valve disease is a growing epidemic
With an aging population, we need to know more about Heart valve disease.
Recognise the causes and symptoms of cardiovascular disease
Everyone should be aware of the symptoms of cardiovascular disease and what they can do to minimise their risk of developing it, says leading cardiologist, Dr Rob Henderson.
Cardiovascular health: building on a legacy of pioneering research
Fewer people than ever before are dying from cardiovascular conditions, each year, in the UK. And research has been at the heart of that improvement, says Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation.
Cardiovascular disease treatments 'save lives'
Treatments for cardiovascular disease are constantly evolving says Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation.
New technology trial gives hope to heart patients
Specialists aim to show that pioneering cardiac imaging technology will save lives.
Statins: their role in tackling heart disease
Statins stake their claim as England’s most widely prescribed drugs.
The Cardiac Revolution
“A new technique to deliver aortic valve replacements could be the single most important step in cardiac innovation ever undertaken,” says leading cardiologist, Dr Michael Mahmoudi, Clinical Senior Lecturer In Cardiological Science at the University of Surrey.
What you need to know about heart failure
Affecting about 800,000 people in the UK, heart failure is a life-changing condition where the heart muscle is damaged and cannot pump enough blood around the body. It costs the NHS £1.9 billion a year and is expected to become more common due to the ageing population.
F1 Technology helps diagnose heart conditions
There’s always an excuse not to get a check up at the doctors. However, new technology is now available, which makes getting your own body’s engine checked out as easy as taking a pit stop.
Remote patient monitoring to improve patient care
Technological innovations within the last 10-20 years have rapidly changed the way heart failure is diagnosed, treated and monitored in the UK and more developments are on the horizon.
Outpacing heart failure
New pacing technology could improve the quality of life for those that aren’t currently responding to treatment.
Heart failure Q&A with Nick Hartshorne-Evans
Despite medical progress, heart failure poses major challenges to patients, but there is help out there, says Nick Hartshorne-Evans, CEO of the Pumping Marvellous Foundation.
Keeping the rhythm: managing atrial fibrillation
Cutting-edge developments in medical research and technology are revolutionising the management of atrial fibrillation, giving patients greater options than ever before.
Julie turns “Heart Failure” into caring success
Julie Bartlett was “living the dream” in Brisbane, Australia with her ideal job as a midwife in charge of a busy maternity ward, when, at the age of 47 in 2008, she collapsed with “heart failure”.
How women can tell if they’re headed for a heart attack
We could do a lot to give women longer lives and better-quality lives if we could help them recognize these heart problem signs before the first attack.
Why gender matters when it comes to heart disease
“I was so surprised to learn during your presentation yesterday that women’s outcomes are worse than men’s following a heart attack.”
Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere
World Heart Day, set up by the WHF to combat CVD, has been instrumental in advocacy and in implementation of preventive measures for CVD on a global scale.
Advances in treatment offer new hope for heart attack sufferers
Life is a risky business, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the biggest killer – something which isn’t helped by the obesity epidemic and increase in diabetes.
Q&A with Urban Alehagen
Associate Professor Urban Alehagen discusses heart supplements.
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