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Managing Heart Failure At Home

The Managing Heart Failure @home patient information booklet has been co-produced between NHS England and Pumping Marvellous Foundation. Read it here      

February 9, 2023

NICE Chronic Heart Failure in Adults Quality Standard

“This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. Statements cover adults with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and adults with chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, unless otherwise stated. In January 2023, this quality […]

January 11, 2023

Why self-management is key to a better life for heart failure patients

In 2010, Nick Hartshorne-Evans was diagnosed with heart failure. At the time, he was just 39 years old. “I was in such a state because I’d had symptoms for six weeks,” he remembers. “My whole body was shutting down, so when I was told what the issue was — I felt relieved, quite honestly. It […]

November 26, 2022

Putting patients at the heart of heart failure services

Heart failure patients will tell you that that they want to manage their condition better at home. They will also tell you that clinical interventions are only one aspect of living with heart failure. The clue is in the living. Managing Heart Failure @home is the first step in investing in and championing innovative ways […]

November 11, 2022

British IRONMAN Trial Published

Author: Richard Mindham – Steering Committee Member – Patient Representative After more than six years of research, the British IRONMAN trial has demonstrated that infusions of intravenous (IV) iron can improve Quality of Life in patients with heart failure (HF) and low iron levels. The IRONMAN trial, which was funded by the British Heart Foundation […]

November 7, 2022

Why take them?

Ivabradine slows the heart rate down so the heart can pump more blood efficiently through the body. If you have atrial fibrillation you will not be prescribed Ivabradine.

September 21, 2022