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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 16th, 2015

We've launched a new website aimed at educating about heart valve disease, a condition affecting more than five million Americans. One of the great things about the Living with Valve Disease site is the many opportunitites you have to engage on the site. With that in mind, here are four ways you can use the site to educate yourself on this condition:


The Living with Valve Disease website includes articles, podcasts, brochures, quizzes, videos, and other resources, with both original and aggregated content from a host of reliable sources. Topics include diagnosis, treatment, tips on preparing for and recovering from surgery, and creating a community of support.



Watch videos of valve disease patients telling their stories, including Linda Kincaid. After her diagnosis, the 67 year old was overwhelmed.  But she learned that her disease was treatable, and now lives a full life. The videos of Linda and fellow patient Nina Bamford and their physician Dr. Marc Gerdisch were produced by heart valve patient and advocate, Adam Pick.



A key to Living with Valve Disease successfully is getting support. Visitors to the site can share, comment, and engage with others impacted by the disease.



Sharing your story—either as a patient or a loved one—helps others learn from your experience and reminds them that they aren’t alone. Would you consider sharing your story with us?

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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