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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators - your questions answered

20th August 2018

Taken from our July 2018 My Life Magazine, this article gives information  about the history of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and some key facts about the device.

New study reveals more footballers are dying of heart problems

9th August 2018

A new study of more than 11,000 players has shown that the risk of young footballers suffering sudden cardiac death is at a higher rate than previously thought. Read the full story here.

New 3D map could support research into heart attacks, heart failure and heart rhythm disorders

31st July 2018

Researchers at The University of Chicago have developed a map of 3D interactions in cardiovascular disease. Read about the mapping will allow researchers to identify vital genes in the treatment of cardiac care.

The importance of taking medications correctly

2nd July 2018

Our specialist helpline nurse Jayne Partidge recently opened a discussion about taking medication correctly on our closed Facebook group. Read her post here.

Lights, camera action for Sam

7th May 2018

Cardiomyopathy UK and the Alexander Jansons Fund (AJF) joined forces in 2018 and Sam Henton tells us how the AJF charity helped him to start a career in video production.

Lucy runs the London Marathon for her dad

23rd April 2018

Lucy took on the iconic London Marathon for us in memory of her dad Mark. Read her story here.

Campaigning in 2018

17th April 2018

Find out more about our latest campaign and how sharing your experiences will help inform what we do.

Changes to the Organ Donation Register in England on the way

22nd February 2018

There is real shortage of organ donors in the UK, with only 1 in 3 people on the donor register. Right now there are around 250 people waiting for a new heart and most of these people will have cardiomyopathy.

4 in 10 cardiomyopathies are genetic

26th January 2018

4 in 10 cardiomyopathies are genetic, according to a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) study published today in European Heart Journal.

Former England rugby player supporting Cardiomyopathy UK

23rd January 2018

Lee Mears, former Bath and England rugby player is supporting Cardiomyopathy UK with our recent #MyHeartStory campaign and encouraging families to talk about their heart history.