Spring issue of My Life is now out

4th February 2016

The spring 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.

The issue focusses on how Cardiomyopathy UK’s support volunteers help others with cardiomyopathy.  Among the patient stories, Nancy Williams talks about how she found talking to a volunteer so helpful that she later became a volunteer herself.   And Osian Evans, who has the condition and works as a welfare rights officer, talks about why he supports others who have queries about the benefits system.

Specialist cardiology pharmacist Steve McGlynn outlines why people with cardiomyopathy should beware some herbal medicines and over the counter pills.  Our cardiomyopathy support nurse Robert Hall continues his series of articles on heart rhythm problems, this time talking about bundle branch block.

There are also details about our cardiomyopathy information days for 2016, and a cardiomyopathy Q and A from Professor Perry Elliott from the inherited heart disease team at the Barts Heart Centre in London.

News stories include ones on the new heart failure treatment Entresto and the new national heart failure audit which concludes that though more people with heart failure are getting specialist care, survival is still variable.

Research items cover a study evaluating the success of different treatments for obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and how well young people with the condition do if they are receiving up-to-date care.

There’s also stories about our fundraisers and what you can do to help us support families affected by cardiomyopathy – including joining our Great Pancake Party.

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