Find out more about cardiomyopathy at a heart information day being held in Newbury, Berkshire next month.
The event, which will look at hypertrophic, dilated and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, is being organised by the Cardiomyopathy Association in partnership with the South Central Specialised Commissioning Group and the Arrhythmia Alliance.
The day, which will also look at other heart problems including arrhythmias, is being held at the Hilton Newbury Centre Hotel, Pinchington Lane, Newbury RG14 7HL. Speakers will include Professor Perry Elliott from the inherited heart disease team at the Heart Hospital in London.
Those affected with heart problems, family members and friends are welcome, as is anyone with an interest in heart disease.
Professor Elliott will talk about diagnosing cardiomyopathy, treatments, developments in care and latest research.
Marion Elliot and June Dent, from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will outline psychological support for those with heart disease, and Caroline Holmes from the Arrhythmia Alliance will discuss its campaign for more public external defibrillators to help reduce the number of sudden cardiac deaths.
There will also be a talk on living with heart problems and Beverley Meeson, cardiovascular network manager at the South Central Specialised Commisssiong Group, will outline NHS reforms and how they will affect heart care.
The event, from 9.30am to 5pm, will end with a question and answer session. The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided. See here for agenda and booking form. To book a place return the form by post, email your details to Sarah Dennis or call the Cardiomyopathy Association on 01494 791224. Further details are also available from the CMA.
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