Supporting Warwick’s hearts with charity information day

13th March 2018

Cardiomyopathy UK's Warwick information is receiving local support and recognition, with a local MP encouraging people to attend the day and a resident sharing her personal story of living with cardiomyopathy.

Taking place on 17th March the information day is at Halse Pavilion, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick CV34 6PP from 9:30am-4:30pm. Just £5 to attend, the day includeds refreshments and a sandwich lunch. We are encouraging people to come along and meet expert speakers as well as sharing their own life experiences with others affected by the condition.  

Local resident, Laura Coughlin, 37 from Olton, Solihull said: “I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy when I was 15 years old. This was a complete shock to me but I was determined to enjoy every moment of my life and not let the condition control me. My immediate family, siblings and son have all had genetic testing but to date I am the one only living with the diagnosis and symptoms of the condition.

"I have suffered with dizziness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations which have left me quite unwell at times and in 2016 I had a implantable loop cardiac monitor (ICM) fitted, which records and downloads my heart rate for regular monitoring. I was quite young when I was diagnosed so it’s important to me that there is more awareness and information about cardiomyopathy as it can affect people of all ages.”

Matt Western, Warwick and Leamington MP said: “These information days are a lifeline for families and are aimed at people who need support or are new to the condition. We hope that people become more aware of the symptoms of cardiomyopathy and for those diagnosed get the support they need they need to live their lives to the fullest.”  

Our Chief Executive, Joel Rose, said: "We are running sessions about the different types of cardiomyopathy and how the charity can help people in all aspects of life. There was a demand from patients, carers and families that we hold one in the Midlands so we hope this day will encourage people to attend and to feel reassurance about handling and living with their condition.”

Find out more about our local information days in 2018