Category: Heart News

COVID19, heart failure and the future

From the patient position, there is utter confusion on many levels with regards to their heart failure and COVID-19. Take the problem into your own hands, we say. However, this is just one portion of the problem. The conversation then flows towards the melting away of services under the heat of COVID19. How do patients […]

April 23, 2020

Clinical Trials Newsflash – Effect of the COVID-19 virus outbreak

Clinical Trials Newsflash Very few new research projects on heart failure are likely to start until the COVID-19 virus pandemic is over Most existing clinical trials will stop enrolling new patients if this requires any face-to-face visits People who have already joined a clinical trial will be asked to continue only if it’s safe. Follow-up […]

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Statement

In response to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK, the Pumping Marvellous Foundation is stopping all travel by people volunteering for the charity. We will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments in line with the present and future developments aligned with UK Government recommendations. We are very much actively continuing to […]

March 10, 2020

Understanding Different Types Of Heart Failure

It isn’t uncommon for people to not really understand what heart failure is and it is so commonly confused with heart attacks when in fact, they are two very different things. Heart failure is a long-term condition that unfortunately can get worse over time. Currently, it is treatable and many people go on to have […]

December 28, 2019

Press Release: NICE recommends Vifor Pharma’s Veltassa ®

NICE recommends Vifor Pharma’s Veltassa® (patiromer) for adults with hyperkalaemia in England. Nick Hartshorne-Evans, CEO of the national heart failure charity, the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, said “It’s hard enough living with a long term condition like CKD or Heart Failure. However having the concern that medicines like RAAS inhibitors, which we know are helping to […]

December 16, 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

Success in Heart Failure

In the Guardian Newspaper for World Heart Day 29th September 2019 Read our article in the cardiovascular supplement in the Guardian on the 29th September 2019 Visit PMTVLive – The Pumping Marvellous Foundations YouTube channel Visit Heart Failure Aware – The Pumping Marvellous Foundations awareness page If you need help and you have heart failure […]

September 29, 2019

2019 Cardiovascular Health Campaign Launch

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s patient-led heart failure charity recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Cardiovascular Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices about World Heart […]

September 26, 2019

DAPA-HF trial detailed results for Farxiga

DAPA-HF is the first outcomes trial with an SGLT2 inhibitor, Farxiga for treatment for patients with HFrEF HOPE for people living with heart failure has been presented on the 1st September 2019 BST 1.30pm at ESC Congress in Paris 2019. Detailed results of the Phase III DAPA-HF trial show all the primary endpoints achieved with […]

September 1, 2019

Results released for Entresto® Phase III PARAGON-HF trial in heart failure

Novartis provides update on Phase III PARAGON-HF trial in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) PARAGON study narrowly misses statistical significance on the primary endpoint; overall safety profile confirmed  Totality of evidence suggests potential clinically important benefit; results will be presented in September at the ESC Congress 2019, the annual meeting of the […]

July 29, 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

Mitral Valve Leaflet Repair

NEWS RELEASE – NHS ENGLAND Embargoed until 00:01 Thursday 18 July 2019 Read to the bottom of the press release to explore advancements in Mitral Valve Leaflet Repair (Inserted by the Pumping Marvellous Foundation) Young People Among Those Set To Benefit From Lifesaving Heart Op As Part Of The NHS Long Term Plan. Thousands of people […]

July 18, 2019

British Journal of Cardiology – Heart Failure Nurse Audit

Read the journal entry into the British Journal of Cardiology about our Heart Failure Nurse Audit The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry1 into heart failure reported in September 2016. The inquiry’s aim was to understand what the key issues were in heart failure and what needs to happen to address deficiencies. Data presented to the inquiry highlighted […]

July 10, 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 Poll – What’s in a name?

Today, we are sharing the first in our series of 2nd quarter, insightful, 2019 heart failure poll results: We asked our engaged, growing heart failure community earlier this year about changing the name of heart failure, and over 600 of you responded. In January 2019, we asked: ‘Heart Failure – Should we change the name?’ […]

April 9, 2019