Category: Press Release

MPs more interested in potholes than heart failure

News release – Pumping Marvellous Foundation MPs more interested in potholes than heart failure MPs talked about potholes in our roads 37 times more often than they did about a serious heart disease that affects a million Brits, new research has revealed. The new peer-reviewed study, being published in the open access journal, Open Heart, […]

June 28, 2022

Living well with Heart Failure report 2022

Part of our mission at the Pumping Marvellous Foundation is to raise the profile of Heart Failure, which we have always felt, doesn’t get the coverage it should. As a result, it has a lower profile than other conditions with similar or lesser levels of incidence, both amongst the public and policy makers. Working with our colleagues […]

April 7, 2022

Legal right to 2 week review of patients with suspected heart failure (HF)

The 2010 NICE guidelines recommend that patients with suspected HF should be reviewed by a specialist – within 2 weeks for urgent cases. Patients are presently waiting up to 20 weeks for specialist assessment. More details The Government should ensure that this recommended right to a review within 2 weeks is set out in law. […]

March 24, 2021

NICE Impact Report Cardiovascular Disease Management

Nice have published their Impact Report on Cardiovascular Disease Management 2021. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation and it’s patients have had an input into this report and provided important insights into the shaping of the report. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation have an important role in providing insights to organisations like NICE, the NHS and other stakeholders […]

February 2, 2021

Heart failure and Covid-19 Statement

BSH position statement on the roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations – December 2020 Heart failure and Covid-19 Statement People with heart failure are at increased risk of severe COVID-19. The British Society for Heart Failure strongly recommends that all those eligible accept vaccination, if offered. Vaccines allow an individual to develop immunity to a virus […]

December 18, 2020

Heart Failure Marvellous Award Winners 2021 for their outstanding contribution

Heart Failure Doctors, Nurses, NHS Teams, Patients and Carers  recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards are announced for outstanding contribution to Heart Failure services. Preston, Lancashire, UK, December 2020 –  Awards are currently being received by Health Care Professionals this week alongside a personalised commendation […]

December 14, 2020

Alice Fearn and Jai McDowall – Music Will Live in Our Hearts

West End Stars join forces to raise awareness of heart failure Stars’ charity single reassures people with heart failure that there is hope Stars and musicians from the West End stage, including Alice Fearn and Jai Mcdowall, have released a Christmas Charity single to generate awareness of heart failure, along with raising funds for the […]

December 7, 2020

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

Impact of COVID-19 and heart failure care in the UK

Findings revealed of first patient survey into the impact of COVID and Heart Failure care in the UK Under 60s report the highest levels of anxiety 65% have reported disruption to care appointments Following on from a recent survey around hospital admissions during COVID-19, a study has revealed the reasons WHY many people with heart […]

October 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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