Heart valve disease is common,
serious but treatable

Early detection with a simple stethoscope check is essential
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What is
Heart Valve Disease?

Find out more about heart valve disease
symptoms, diagnosis and treatments in Canada.
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COVID-19 and
Heart Valve Disease

It is important to monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if they change or worsen. Hospitals remain equipped to treat patients safely during COVID-19. If your heart says so, just go!
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If you're a patient, caregiver, or healthcare professional, visit our page for tools to help you navigate heart valve disease.
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Listen to your heart,
it might be trying to tell
you that you have heart
valve disease.
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Patient success story:
An Ironman comeback

Avid cyclist and Ironman participant, Fabio had to take a break from sport because he needed heart surgery due to bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. However, it didn't take him long to get back on the bicycle and back in the race.
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Call for Board of Directors representative(s)

Are you interested in sharing your expertise and experience to help advance Heart Valve Voice Canada’s strategic priorities? HVVC is currently seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. We are looking for skilled individuals to support the governance mandate and guide HVVC. Experience and knowledge in finance or law are of specific interest.

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Shirley considers a second valve replacement

From a young age, Shirley enjoyed being active. She square danced, played baseball, volleyball and participated in track and field. While family and work kept her very busy, Shirley lived most of her life with a bicuspid aortic valve. Twice when her failing valve was slowing her down, she was faced with major decisions including navigating different treatment options.

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Read this National Post article that puts the spotlight on heart valve disease and the importance of early detection by a stethoscope check

Read this National Post story to find out why Dave, a heart valve disease patient, says you shouldn’t dismiss symptoms like feeling, breathlessness, dizziness or fatigue as regular signs of aging.

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