Category: Heart News

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

Founding Advocate Lynda Blue

The heart failure movement loses a founding advocate Lynda Blue It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the passing of our friend Lynda Blue. Lynda was a pioneer in heart failure. She defined what care looked like for people living with heart failure. Her legacy will live on in how Heart […]

November 25, 2018

Marvellous Mentors

Marvellous Mentors GM Thinking about health system challenges differently. Our latest project with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Thinking about plugging service provision in #heartfailure by raising the profile of the condition and how to get the patient to the specialist where their prognosis is better. Marvellous Mentors GM introduces our Atrium 51 Launchpad […]

August 2, 2018

National Heart Failure Nurse Meeting

National Heart Failure Nurse Meeting **Please note this conference is for Healthcare Professionals only** National Heart Failure Nurse Meeting – Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport Please note the heart failure nurse meeting is not a Pumping Marvellous Foundation initiative and we have no involvement other than attending. We are promoting this as an excellent opportunity for […]

June 21, 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 Nurse Audit Data

Heart Failure Nurse Audit Data The Pumping Marvellous Foundation has just finished completing the first national audit of the provisioning of heart failure nurse services across the UK. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation is beginning to release the heart failure nurse audit data to coincide with heart failure awareness week. The Foundation knows that patients and […]

May 12, 2018

Simple £15 Blood Test

Simple £15 Blood Test A father claims his GP failed to give him a simple £15 blood test which could have saved him from suffering heart failure at the age of 39. Nick Hartshorne-Evans spent five weeks visiting his doctor with breathlessness and swollen ankles – classic symptoms of the condition – but was sent away with cough […]

May 10, 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

Paul Heesom, Warrington Businessman, Awarded Fundraiser of the Year 2017

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s Heart Failure Charity Recognise the Impact of One Man’s Contribution to People Living with Heart Failure Paul Heesom, Warrington Businessman, Awarded Fundraiser of the Year 2017 Warrington, Cheshire, Thursday 7th December 2017 – The Management Team from The Pumping Marvellous Foundation paid a surprise visit to Paul Heesom’s Gents […]

December 7, 2017

Marvellous Awards 2018 Tooting Cardiologist Wins Roy Award

Heart Failure Health Care Professional recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards “THE ROY AWARD” for outstanding contribution to Heart Failure services. Dr Lisa Anderson Heart Failure Cardiologist based at St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Tooting – Wins National Roy Award Preston, Lancashire, December […]

December 7, 2017

Marvellous Awards 2018 – Heart Failure specialists recognised

Marvellous Heart Failure Awards 2018 Heart Failure Health Care Professionals recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards UK Health Care Professionals for being simply marvellous. Preston, Lancashire, December 2017 – Health Care Professionals throughout the UK have been recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional […]

December 7, 2017

Earlier Access to New Therapies in the NHS

Earlier Access to New Therapies in the NHS PATIENTS TO GET BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES AND TREATMENTS UP TO FOUR YEARS EARLIER THROUGH NEW ACCELERATED ACCESS SCHEME Does this mean earlier access? – A new, fast-track route into the NHS for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies has been announced by the Government in a bid to dramatically speed […]

November 3, 2017

Heart Failure’s Decade?

Is this Heart Failure’s Decade? Heart Failure has been the classic “Cinderella Syndrome”, under invested, under resourced. The vast majority of the public don’t know what it is. Until the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, formed in 2013 as a registered charity, there has never been a successful orchestrated attempt to advocate for the patient. Naturally you […]

October 13, 2017

More Patients than Ever Surviving Heart Failure, National Audit Finds

More patients than ever surviving heart failure following key improvements, audit finds Acute heart failure necessitating hospital admission is a life threatening condition. The quality of care including specialist involvement during an admission, determines the immediate and long-term outcomes including likelihood of survival. Yet while the audit reports several improvements, it also found that the […]

August 10, 2017

Cardiotrophin – How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise

Cardiotrophin improves heart health and repairs damage in lab models Researchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise and pregnancy. They show that this good kind of heart growth is very […]

August 9, 2017