New issue of My Life out now

8th April 2016

The summer edition of My Life, our regular magazine for people affected by cardiomyopathy, is now available.

The issue contains medical articles, patient stories, news about developments in care and latest research.

This issue focusses on the importance of research and how people with cardiomyopathy are helping. It includes the stories of David Ellis, who took part in stem cell research for dilated cardiomyopathy, and Pauline Kings who is part of an international study examining the complications experienced by people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to help guide better treatment.  Cardiomyopathy UK support nurse Rachel Walker talks about the pros and cons of taking part in research.

Paediatric cardiologist Matthew Fenton from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London discusses the challenges doctors face in treating children with cardiomyopathy, and our cardiomyopathy support nurse Robert Hall continues his series of articles on heart rhythm problems, this time talking about atrial fibrillation.

There are also more details about our forthcoming cardiomyopathy information days and medical conferences for 2016, and Professor Perry Elliott from the inherited heart disease team at the Barts Heart Centre in London answers your medical questions.

News stories include ones about the new NICE standard for the treatment of acute heart failure, and more families with dilated cardiomyopathy being eligible for IVF treatment to stop their babies inheriting the disease.

There’s a special feature about the charity’s achievements in 2015 and our plans for this year.

There are also details about some of our fundraisers’ activities and what you can do to help us support families affected by cardiomyopathy.

 

You can sign up to get regular copies of our magazine here.