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Waiting lists for heart transplants have trebled

4th December 2017

New figures from the NHS Blood and Transplant service show the number of people on the waiting list for a new heart in the UK has increased by 162% since 2008

Heart failure on the increase

24th November 2017

The number of new heart failure cases in the UK has increased by 23%

New Support Group in Sussex

23rd November 2017

We are launching a new support group in Sussex this week.

New screening research published

18th November 2017

New research shows that screening young athletes for cardiac conditions will not predict if they are at risk of cardiac arrest.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy can cause as much damage as a heart attack

13th November 2017

It is thought that at least 3,000 adults in the UK a year suffer from ‘broken heart syndrome’ – or takotsubo – but the true number may be even higher.

NHS in London to offer smartphone GP appointments

8th November 2017

The NHS is piloting a 24-hour service offering GP consultations via videolink on smartphones. The pilot scheme will initially cover 3.5 million patients in greater London.

My Heart Story campaign launches

1st November 2017

Cardiomyopathy UK's new campaign #MyHeartStory launches today, revealing tha 54% of people in the UK are unaware of their family history of heart disease. 

England may switch to "opt out" for organ donations

5th October 2017

Teresa May has hinted at new changes to the current organ donation system in her latest Conservative Party speech.

We've launched a new video resource

29th September 2017

To mark World Heart Day we've launched our brand new video resource, an introduction to treatment for cardiomyopathy.

New 20 minute blood test could save even more lives

28th September 2017

A new blood test that can detect signs of heart damage in 20 minutes could save hundreds of patients suffering from suspected heart attacks to be discharged more quickly according to new research published in the journal Circulation.