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Carolyn - Interview 02

Carolyn took part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease in 2009. She was pleased to be told her results were negative, as she had expected.

  • Background

    Carolyn is married with two grown-up children. She is retired, and used to work as an optician’s receptionist. Ethnic background/nationality: White English.

  • Age at interview 69
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Cathy and Fraser - Interview 04

    Cathy and Fraser took part in screening for heart valve disease in 2009. Cathy learnt she had mild aortic regurgitation; Fraser's results were normal. (Cathy is developing memory problems, so Fraser fills in some details of her experience).

  • Background

    Cathy and Fraser are married with two grown-up children. Fraser is a retired scientist and Cathy is a retired teacher. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 68
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Susie - Interview 07

    Susie took part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease in 2010. Her screening results were normal.

  • Background

    Susie has retired from her job as a packer in a food factory. She is married with three grown-up children. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 74
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Elizabeth - Interview 09

    Elizabeth was invited to take part in research into screening for previously unrecognised heart valve disease. She was delighted that her results were normal.

  • Background

    Elizabeth is a retired receptionist. She is married with 2 adult children. Ethnic background/nationality: White English.

  • Age at interview 76
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Peg and Roy - Interview 12

    Peg and Roy both took part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease in 2010. Roy's result was negative and Peg's was positive. Peg was told she would have a follow-up appointment but she hasn't yet heard when this will be.

  • Background

    Peg and Roy are married and are both retired. Roy used to be a motor technician and Peg was a benefits manager. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 71
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • George - Interview 14

    George took part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease in January 2010. Screening showed that he had no heart valve problems.

  • Background

    George is a retired transport manager. He is married and has one grown up daughter. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 86
  • Sex/Gender Male