Category: Heart failure symptons

World’s First Self-Management Advent Calendar Launches

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation the UK’s Heart Failure Charity launches it’s Christmas Advent Calendar. The World’s First Self-Management Advent Calendar This year we have gone for a unique concept where every door of the advent calendar has a message from either patients, doctors, nurses or specialist exercise experts on how to better self-manage if you […]

December 1, 2020

Heart-Healthy Tips For Summer

We are incredibly lucky to have had beautiful weather here in the UK for the last couple of weeks and it is a clear sign that summer is just around the corner. If you’re living with heart failure then you will know that it is important to take care of your health and wellbeing all […]

June 12, 2020

Diet Recommendations When Living With Heart Failure

When being diagnosed with heart failure you will usually be prescribed medication to help treat it or you may even undergo surgery or need to use medical devices to help your heart to beat properly. On top of this medical intervention, there will usually be various lifestyle changes recommended to you. One big factor you […]

February 16, 2020

Healthy Living And Heart Failure

Having a healthy lifestyle is so important for everyone, and this doesn’t just include the things you eat. Of course, having a healthy balanced diet is a huge part of healthy living but it is often the other aspects that are forgotten. It is these aspects of having a healthy lifestyle that can not only […]

January 28, 2020

Common Symptoms Of Heart Failure That You Should Look Out For

Common Symptoms Of Heart Failure That You Should Look Out For Heart failure is the term for a condition where your heart doesn’t work as well as it should. It does not mean your heart has stopped working, it just needs some support to help it work better. The symptoms can often be managed for […]

January 28, 2020

Debunking Common Heart Failure Myths

There is no denying that there are lots of myths and rumours surrounding heart failure. Learning to tell fact from fiction will help anyone that is currently trying to understand what heart failure actually is. Common confusion surrounding this condition is usually in relation to symptoms and signs of heart failure, different types of heart […]

December 28, 2019

What causes Heart Failure

Unfortunately, heart failure is a long-term condition that may get worse over time. It is treatable and with treatment and lifestyle changes thankfully many people can still have a good quality of life. It is important to remember that heart failure does not mean your heart has stopped working, it just needs some support to […]

December 11, 2019

Heart failure lives at home

Heart failure lives at home. Although you read a lot about patients, their treatments and care, nearly all of it relates to hospital, all the problems manifest at home, in the community under the radar of primary care. Investment has historically been invested in the hospital system(acute) where cynically you could imply that’s where the […]

November 7, 2019

Heart failure symptoms missed

IN THE NEWS: Community member Fran’s heart failure symptoms were absolutely textbook — so why did she have to wait well over a year for a diagnosis? Why were her heart failure symptoms missed? “Early diagnosis can add three or more years of good quality life,” adds Professor Cleland. However, earlier this year a study […]

July 27, 2019

Suck a Lemon Challenge 2019

THE VAN-GUARDS KEEPING BRITISH HEARTS PUMPING WITH A DOSE OF LEMON-AID Preston (plus 34 other stops around the UK!), 7 May 2019: Hitting the M6 today is a bright yellow van to drive awareness of just how much ‘heart failure sucks’ this Heart Failure Awareness Week (6-12 May). Driver Nick, diagnosed with heart failure in […]

May 4, 2019

Heart Failure Image

For many years we have felt that imagery used to describe people with symptomatic heart failure is not always representative of the condition and sometimes portrays the patient in a poor light. So we got together with Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan from Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Colin Cunnington Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal […]

December 21, 2018

Mitraclip gets the go ahead from NICE

An important step forward in therapy for people with mitral regurgitation NICE press release 6th December 2018 Starts An innovative minimally invasive procedure to repair a heart valve has been approved for use in the NHS for patients who would otherwise be unable to have conventional open heart surgery. Until now the only option for […]

December 6, 2018

HeartLogic Diagnostic tool may reduce further hospitalisations

Please note this is a press release from Boston Scientific Europe talking about their new innovation HeartLogic Boston Scientific Launches the HeartLogic™* Heart Failure Diagnostic in Europe The HeartLogic Diagnostic is the first and only heart failure diagnostic tool proven to detect 70% of heart failure events several weeks in advance, potentially reducing further hospitalisation […]

May 29, 2018

Heart Failure Infographic

Heart Failure Infographic makes Heart Failure clearer for everyone Heart failure is a syndrome caused by many different reasons. We have produced this heart failure infographic to help people understand – What it is What are the common symptoms of heart failure What are the common causes of heart failure Some facts and figures around […]

February 8, 2018

Importance of Heart Failure Awareness

In response to heart failure in the headlines this week PumpingMarvellous CEO Nick Hartshorne Evans highlights the importance of Heart Failure Awareness Heart Failure rears its ugly head again with the coroner’s report on the tragic death of George Michael released on Tuesday. It has been reported by the senior coroner that George Michael’s death […]

March 9, 2017