Category: Patient News


First drug to treat ‘full spectrum’ of chronic heart failure approved by UK regulator: Empagliflozin is the only licensed treatment for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction Bracknell, UK, 14 June 2022 – The UK medicines regulator has approved empagliflozin as a treatment for adults with symptomatic chronic heart […]

June 14, 2022

European commission approves forxiga (dapagliflozin) for heart failure

European commission approves forxiga (dapagliflozin) for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in adults. PRESS RELEASE Dapagliflozin is the first SGLT2 inhibitor approved in the European Union (EU) for adult patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D). Almost one […]

November 5, 2020

A Breakdown Of The Various Types Of Heart Failure

The words ‘heart failure’ can be extremely scary to hear. Of course, nobody wishes to have an issue with the most important organ in the human body. However, what some people may not know is that there are various different types of heart failure. Here at Pumping Marvellous, we are proud to be one of […]

May 15, 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

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

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

Security body scanners safe for patients cardiac devices

Body scanners used for security checks are safe for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2018. Across the globe more than four million patients with heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their hearts beating regularly. It has been unclear whether body […]

August 28, 2018

Living With Heart Failure Infographic #HFpatientsTellUs

Our Heart Failure Community Share the Impact of Heart Failure, Their Self Care Priorities, How They Feel, and What They Want from Future Medical Therapy, with our New Living with Heart Failure Infographic. We asked our heart failure community how they feel about heart failure, in a 5-minute poll, enabling insight and opening the door […]

March 2, 2018

Next Generation of INR Self-Monitoring

New survey suggests that 9 out of 10 patients on warfarin would find INR self-monitoring an easy and quick way to monitor their health 86% of patients agreed that they would consider patient INR self-monitoring to give them a life free from frequent clinic visits Roche Diagnostics UK and Ireland launches the next generation of […]

May 3, 2017

Good communication helps improve outcomes for heart patients

Patients who said they communicated effectively with their healthcare providers were more likely to report the use of prescribed statin drugs and aspirin Patients with hardened arteries who reported good communication with their healthcare providers were less likely to use the emergency room and more likely to comply with their treatment plans, according to a […]

April 11, 2017

2017 “Marvellous Awards” Announced

Patients identify heart failure specialists for the Marvellous Awards 2017″ Preston, Lancashire, December 2016 – Health Care Professionals throughout the UK have been recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional quality of care and treatment. Sponsored by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, this award acknowledges the value that these Health Care Professionals bring to the […]

December 16, 2016

New PPCM Awareness Steering Committee

PPCM Awareness Steering Committee – A New Birth of Awareness for Heart Failure Mums Inaugural Meeting for PPCM Awareness Steering Committee: A ground breaking step forward for The Pumping Marvellous Foundation who have been supporting mothers with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), and helping in every way we can to raise PPCM awareness. A number of mums came together, […]

June 20, 2016

Silver Surfers Triple in Past Ten Years

Social Networking Use Has Shot Up in Past Decade – for over 65s Silver Surfers Triple and all adults are up ten fold A study by the Pew Research Center has revealed a rapid rise in the use of social media networking among the over 65s in recent years, with users in this age group tripling […]

May 3, 2016