Latest news

Cardiomyopathy patients urged to tell the DVLA about their condition

18th September 2018

Motorists who have a condition listed on The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website are being urged to notify the DVLA or risk being fined or prosecuted.

Have pacemaker, will travel

16th September 2018

Mike Richardson had always led a busy outdoor life, and his diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy in 2008 hasn't slowed him down. Read his story here.

Cardiac MRI scans

8th September 2018

Our specialist helpline nurse Jayne Partidge recently posted about Cardiac MRI scans and how they work in our closed Facebook group. Read her full post here.

My dream is to dance with Flynn at his wedding

4th September 2018

Claire's hopes of a large family were shattered when she found out she had peripartum cardiomyopathy, but she treasures being a mum to Flynn. Read her story here

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.

Why I can dream again

8th August 2018

Our My Life magazine spoke to Andrew Kaponi as he prepared to undergo an operation to have an ICD fitted, and how he coped with the procedure. Read the article here.

Low levels of air pollution are linked to serious changes of the heart

7th August 2018

New research has shown that air pollution can be more damaging to our hearts than we originally thought. Read more about the study here.

Government announces organ ‘opt-out’ donation system by 2020

6th August 2018

As the government announces plans to change the organ donation system, read more about our stance and response to the proposed changes.

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.