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Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: February 13th, 2017

Heart valve disease (HVD) involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves, which can reduce blood flow and lead to serious complications – including death.

HVD affects approximately five million Americans and results in 22,000 deaths each year, but many Americans still know very little about the disease. HVD’s symptoms are usually hard to detect or are dismissed as a normal part of aging, which makes the lack of awareness surrounding the disease dangerous.

The Alliance is proud to sponsor the first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22, with annual observances to follow. We are committed to increasing knowledge of the risks and symptoms of HVD, improving detection and treatment, and saving lives through our efforts to educate the public.

To celebrate the first National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, we are hosting an educational lunch briefing on February 22 at 12 p.m. The briefing will feature experts who will discuss the latest in heart valve disease research, as well as inspiring stories from two American Heart Association Heart Valve Ambassadors.

In addition to the briefing, we will host a Twitter chat on the same day at 4 p.m. to discuss the importance of heart valve disease awareness, the impact of the disease, and how everyone can get involved in the heart valve disease conversation.

Check out this video to learn more about heart valve disease and why awareness is so important:

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

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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 4th, 2017

A Recap of the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Phyllis Greenberger

Date: December 1st, 2017

An Update on the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 7th, 2017

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