Make the most out of your virtual healthcare appointment

Virtual appointments are happening more often due to COVID-19. Use our Virtual Appointment Guide to ensure you are getting the most out of your meeting with your doctor or care team.
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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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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

What is
Heart Valve Disease?

Find out more about heart valve disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatments in Canada.
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What is Heart Disease?

Find out more about heart disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatments in Canada.
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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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Virtual care up, Stethoscope tests down: Experts concerned about risk of undiagnosed heart valve disease

Although many Canadians have been seeing their GPs virtually since March 2020 and intend to continue with virtual care for non-emergency appointments, three-quarters of respondents aged 25 and older to a national survey released today, believe the virtual visit is not as effective as in-person appointments in discovering new or worsening symptoms.

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Heart Valve Replacement During COVID-19: Dave’s Story

As a recently retired 62-year-old, Dave was fully engaged in his life but began to notice that he couldn’t “go” like he used to. After mentioning how he was feeling to his doctor, Dave was diagnosed with severe Aortic Stenosis and underwent heart valve replacement at the height of COVID-19. Today, Dave is increasingly 'back to normal' and living a full life!

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Valve Disease and #StepUp for Your Health

Knowing the symptoms of heart valve disease and seeking care when needed is one of the best ways to #StepUp and protect your heart health during the pandemic.

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