Closed petition Increase Funding for Diagnosis and Care of People with Severe Aortic Stenosis

Heart valve disease is a common, serious, but treatable condition that affects over 1.5 million people in the UK. We urge Government to provide additional funding for the diagnosis and care of aortic stenosis (AS) in order to improve the detection and treatment of the condition.

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One of the most common form of heart valve disease is narrowing of the aortic valve (AS). It is estimated roughly 200,000 people currently have severe AS in the UK, but many are either undetected or go untreated. Without proactive treatment around 50% of people who have symptoms due to severe AS die within two years, and up to 95% within five years.

While AS is serious, it is treatable by surgical or transcatheter valve replacement, and once treated, patients can get back to a good quality of life, symptom-free.

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Heart and circulatory diseases – contribute to a Parliamentary debate

On Thursday 22 February, Dean Russell MP will lead a debate in Parliament on heart and circulatory diseases.

He would like to hear how you have been affected, and your views on support and early diagnosis.

Your responses will be used to inform the debate, and he may quote you directly.

Find out more and answer a quick survey by midday on Wednesday 21 February:

Heart and circulatory diseases

Videos of the debate, the transcript of what was said, and other relevant material will be accessible shortly after the debate on this webpage.

What are Backbench Business debates?

Backbench Business debates give backbenchers (MPs who aren’t ministers or shadow ministers) an opportunity to secure a debate on a topic of their choice.

Backbench debates can either be general debates (which do not end in a vote) or be on a substantive motion (which calls for an action and can end in a vote). This debate is a general debate.

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