Listen to your heart
Heart valve disease is a common, serious, but treatable condition. If you are over 65, listen to your heart — know the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease, ask your doctor for a stethoscope check and help us raise awareness to save lives today!

What's this about?

Heart valve disease is a common, serious, but treatable condition with early detection and intervention. But did you know, in a recent survey, only 3% of older Canadians were able to correctly identify the early warning signs of aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease? And less than a third said they would seek medical attention if they experienced some of the more common symptoms?

That needs to change. And you can help!

Early Detection Can Save Lives

Detecting heart valve disease can be done with a simple stethoscope check. Asking your doctor for a stethoscope check during regularly scheduled visits supports early detection and can help save lives.

Know the signs

Know the signs and symptoms

Symptoms of Heart Valve Disease Include:

  • Chest tightness and pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular Heartbeats
  • Fainting
  • Reduced Physical Activity

Many patients do not show symptoms for many years, even if their disease is severe, and doctors do not always perform a stethoscope check if patients do not show any signs or symptoms. So be sure to ask your doctor for a stethoscope check at every visit.

Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, but are over 65, ask your doctor for a stethoscope check and help us raise awareness to save lives today!

How You Can Help

While preventing heart valve disease is as simple as knowing the signs and asking your doctor for a stethoscope check, less than half of Canadians reported receiving a stethoscope check at their last hospital visit. We need to change that.

TAKE ACTION: Email Five Friends Today!

Join our community of heart health advocates today and send this campaign to 5 (or more!) family and friends. Help raise awareness around the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease and remind them to ask their doctor for a stethoscope check!
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Use the button below to share the #ListenToYourHeart campaign with five friends and encourage them to do the same! By raising awareness of the signs and encouraging others to ask their doctor for a stethoscope check, you could be saving a life.
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