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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Lise’s patient journey started with a routine stethoscope check

Lise’s heart murmur was detected as part of a routine physical examination, which included a stethoscope check. Her journey eventually led to a heart valve replacement, which occurred the same day as her sister’s heart surgery. In a ‘twist of fate,’ the surgeon who performed Lise’s procedure, also operated on her sister, on the same day! “We call ourselves the heart twins now,” says Lise’s sister Eveline.

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Holiday care to carry you into 2023

As we approach the end of the year, we want to thank all our readers who have supported and engaged with Heart Valve Voice Canada. You have helped us improve awareness of heart valve disease and how we can do better in diagnosing and treating it. Looking ahead we are excited about the new ways that we can serve and advocate for those with heart valve disease. We also want to encourage you to prioritize your health this holiday season. To help you in doing so, we are sharing a few tips for having a happy and healthy holiday season

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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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