An estimated 11 million Americans in the U.S. have heart valve disease (HVD). Valve disease involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves, and while some types are not serious, others can lead to major complications—including death.
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22nd—during American Heart Month—is an annual day dedicated to increasing recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. With education and advocacy, we can reduce the number of people who lose their independence and their ability to fully participate in their lives; experience heart attacks, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and other heart disease; suffer from strokes; and even die from the disease.
Learn how you can raise awareness of heart valve disease and participate in the National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day activities by visiting http://www.valvediseaseday.org/.
Look for local awareness-building events near you by visiting http://www.valvediseaseday.org/events/.
Other questions? Email Lindsay Clarke at [email protected].
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