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A Congressional Call to Action to Support National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Published February 22, 2018

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February 22nd, 2018 – Today is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day! Organizations, advocates, health care professionals, patients, and families affected by heart valve disease (HVD) are joining forces to bring heart valve disease (HVD) into the national spotlight. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), co-chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition issued a call to action for support of Valve Disease Day.

To view the letter she penned to her colleagues, go here.

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