Thursday Is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!

By Adam Pick on February 19, 2018

Mark your calendars!  This Thursday, February 22, 2018, is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!

“Why have a day dedicated to heart valve disease awareness?” you might be wondering.

Well… Consider that 5 million people in the United States alone have heart valve disease. However, 40% of American adults have never even heard of heart valve disease. Uggh! Double Uggh! Triple Uggh! Here’s a video about this special day!

 

 

For this reason, over 20 organizations have come together to raise awareness and fight heart valve disease. To learn about all the great online and offline events planned for this special day, here are several links to help you:

Hope you join us for this wonderful and important day!!!

Keep on tickin!
Adam
 
 


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


allenhb3 says on February 20th, 2018 at 5:19 pm

February 22 National heart valve awareness day Ironic for me Feb.22 2010 is the day I had my aortic heart valve replaced with a bovine valve and i am still going strong thanks to Dr David Hill at Hartford hospital. digging up dasies not pushing them up horay.



Adam says on February 20th, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Allen,

Fantastic!!! More reason to celebrate!!!! Congratulations on your 8th upcoming anniversary!!!!
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Jennie Russell says on February 21st, 2018 at 7:12 am

If you were born with two valves and the third will never grow …Is that heart Valve Disease?



Teri Johnson says on February 21st, 2018 at 7:39 am

I had my bicuspid aortic valve replaced Oct 16, 2017. I was born with its had a pigs valve put in. I feel great. I’m only 63. I feel lucky to have come thru OPH surGery fine.i feel the best That I have in a long time. I never New I was born with it until I was 50 and had a stroke brought in by a clotting issue. That’s when they found my heart problem when they did a Ech TEE.


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