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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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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Rudy is thankful for his wife's urging to go to the doctor

When Rudy Cuzzetto came out of open-heart surgery, he could hear the click of his new mechanical heart valve. Today, he doesn’t hear it, but has other reminders of how lucky he is for that day more than 13 years ago when his family doctor did a simple stethoscope check.

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Mandy’s undetected symptoms

Mandy didn’t notice a change in her symptoms, however once recovered from her surgery she realized how badly affected she was by heart valve disease. In her words, “It’s as though I’ve discovered new gears on my bike!”

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Heart Valve Voice Canada welcomes Hugh MacPhie to the Board of Directors

As a person with lived experience with mitral valve disease Hugh brings the important patient perspective to the Board of Directors. Hugh is a business strategist, public speaker and author who has advised some of Canada’s most successful leaders and organizations from some of Canada’s largest companies to high-tech start-ups. His expertise in strategic leadership and facilitation will be an asset as we grow and work to improve the health and quality of life of people living with heart valve disease.

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