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HEART VALVE DISEASE: Alex's story

Season 1, Ep. 5

Alex Martin's hope of joining the army was dashed after a shock diagnosis. On this episode, Bill Snaddon from the BHF talks with Alex about the physical challenges and emotional strain as he recovers from a major operation, and adjusts to a new life with a mechanical heart valve.


More information on heart valve disease and valve surgery:


https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/conditions/heart-valve-disease


https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/treatments/valve-heart-surgery


If you’ve got any questions about your heart or circulatory health, call the BHF’s heart helpline to speak with a nurse, between 9-5 on Monday to Fridays, on 0300 330 3311 or email hearthelpline@bhf.org.uk. 


To contact The Ticker Tapes team, you'll find us at thetickertapes@bhf.org.uk

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