Parliamentary enquiry into heart failure

22nd August 2016

The last pieces of evidence have now been collected for an enquiry into heart failure lead by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease.

We have been working with the enquiry team to make sure that their final report reflects the problems that people with cardiomyopathy face in getting the right diagnosis, treatment and long-term support. We especially want to highlight the unacceptable level of misdiagnosis, the inadequacy of many cardiac rehabilitation services and the psychological needs of people with cardiomyopathy.

We have been able to make a significant contribution to this enquiry thanks in a large part to those of you who responded to our national survey last year. We had more than 750 responses which gave us the evidence we needed to demonstrate the difficulties that people with cardiomyopathy face in accessing high quality treatment.

The enquiry’s final report, which we'll publish on our website, is set to be launched in Parliament on 13 September.

Pictured are Cardiomyopathy UK supporter Annette Tremlin and Stuart Andrew MP, chair of the APPG enquiry into heart failure. Annette gave evidence and argued the case for specialist treatment and improved diagnosis back in May.