Find out more about cardiomyopathy at our Cornwall information day

5th May 2015

A cardiomyopathy information day for patients and their families is being held in Newquay, Cornwall, next month.

The special day will look at the different types of cardiomyopathy, latest treatments and research.  We are holding the event at the Best Western Hotel, Narrowcliff, Newquay, TR7 2PQ on Saturday, 13 June, from 9.30am to 5pm. Those affected, family members and friends are welcome.

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The main speaker will be Dr Gerry Carr-White, consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for cardiology, heart failure and inherited cardiac diseases at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He will be talking about the main types of cardiomyopathy (dilated, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy) and latest treatments. But those with other types of cardiomyopathy are also welcome and their questions will be answered.

Dr Alistair Slade, consultant cardiologist at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, will discuss heart devices, such as pacemakers and ICDs, used in the treatment of cardiomyopathy. Jenny Wingham, a senior clinical researcher at the same hospital trust, will be talking about support for caregivers.

Cardiomyopathy UK’s medical director Robert Hall will be talking about the charity’s services for families, including our cardiomyopathy support nurses, the Cornwall Cardiomyopathy Support Group and our network of affected volunteers who support others by telephone and email. See full agenda.

Robert said: “The day provides an ideal opportunity for families affected by cardiomyopathy in the area to learn more about cardiomyopathy and meet others living with the condition.  Those who come to these events tell us they find them very informative and encouraging.”

The day, which is also suitable for doctors and nurses, is free to attend, but those wishing to have lunch are asked to contribute £10 towards the cost. 

For more information and how to book, see here. For more information, call Sarah Dennis at Cardiomyopathy UK on 01494 791224 or email her.