National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day – ABC Advocacy Efforts


Listen to Your Heart on National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

This February 22 is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. As many as 11 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), which involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves. While some types are not serious, others can lead to major complications—including death.



Heart Valve Disease: What We Don’t Know is Killing Us

When most people think of heart disease they think of heart attacks or heart failure. Many Americans have never heard of heart valve disease. In fact, a 2016 survey found that three out of four Americans knew little to nothing about it. So, what is heart valve disease and why should you care?



Improving Access for All Patients with Heart Valve Disease

There is an expanding gap in the U.S. for minorities to access innovative health care, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to make important decisions that may widen it even further.






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