What is
Heart Valve Disease?

Find out more about heart valve disease
symptoms, diagnosis and treatments in Canada.
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Make the most out of your virtual healthcare appointments

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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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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Christian’s story about a surprise diagnosis at 38

Christian's murmur was detected at a routine medical checkup for an immigration visa application to support his imminent move to Canada. This occurred weeks after welcoming their second child into the world, so Christian's life was turned on its head. Further tests indicated that he required urgent surgical intervention. Now in Canada, he is not wasting his second chance!

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Heart Valve Disease: Working together to create a better patient journey

The report Heart Valve Disease: Working together to create a better patient journey commissioned by Heart Valve Voice Canada and written by The Health Policy Partnership provides a comprehensive view of the entire heart valve disease patient journey from first detection to diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment, identifying gaps and their impacts. This report was developed under the guidance of a multidisciplinary advisory council, whose members included people with lived experience and healthcare professionals engaged in heart valve disease in Canada. The patient perspective was the common thread throughout this report.

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Heart Valve Disease in Canada: Recommended Components for a National Strategy

The Institute for Health Economics (IHE) has published a report which provides the results of a national roundtable convened in November 2021 to identify the necessary components for a national strategy to address heart valve disease. Heart Valve Disease is on the rise, affecting millions of people worldwide. It can be fatal if untreated but is increasingly treatable with early detection.

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