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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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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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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