Cardiomyopathy UK supports hospital's inherited heart diseases day

2nd July 2015

We are supporting a nurses’ study day which will be looking at inherited heart diseases, such as cardiomyopathy, their genetics and best treatments.

The day, for heart nurses and allied medical professionals, is being held at the Royal Brompton Hospital on Friday, 25 September.   It is the second such day held by the hospital, but this time nurses from other hospital trusts are also being invited. The fee to attend is £35.

We will be helping to advertise the event and will have a stand there to give information about the charity, our services and details about how we support patients. We will be also handing out our patient literature.

Speakers at the study day, from 8.50am to 5pm in the Oak Suite of the Britten Wing of the hospital, , will include a heart physiologist, a genetics counsellor, genetics laboratory manager, a pharmacist and specialist heart nurses.

Talks will include ones on the different types of cardiomyopathy, the ion channelopathies, the role of MRI, family history taking, genetic counselling, and inherited heart conditions genetics and research.

Nurses wishing to attend should contact T Rufai at the hospital for more information and registration details.

People affected by cardiomyopathy are encouraged to let their care teams know about the event.

The Royal Brompton is based in Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP.