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Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

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Heart valve disease (HVD) 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. These problems increase with age, as one in eight people age 75 and older are estimated to have moderate to severe HVD. Unfortunately, awareness of heart valve disease is alarmingly low.

The potential seriousness of the condition and the current lack of awareness are the reasons why the Alliance partnered with other national organizations to have Valve Disease Awareness Day listed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on its National Health Observances Calendar.

Read the letter of support and the resolution introduced by Congressman Cardenas to recognize the day.

To learn more about the awareness day, visit

For more information on our educational resources related to Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, see the Valve Disease page.

Videos on Heart Valve Disease Day

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Advancing Support for Heart Valve Disease in Congress

Representative Andy Barr is a leading advocate for raising awareness and advancing treatment for heart valve disease. The Congressman led…

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Valve Disease Research at NHLBI

Dr. Frank Evans, Program Director at NHLBI’s Heart Development and Structural Diseases Department discusses research advances in heart valve…

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Heart Valve Disease: Raising Awareness of a Deadly but Treatable Disease

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