February 22 is Heart Valve Disease (HVD) Awareness Day.
Chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath are a few symptoms that could indicate Heart Valve Disease (HVD).1 With HVD on the rise, take control of your heart health. Visit your doctor. 1. Carabello BA. Introduction to aortic stenosis. Circ Res 2013;113:179–85.
Sometimes symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue can be more than just signs of getting older. They could be an indication of heart valve disease. The most common type of heart valve disease in the elderly is aortic stenosis. It is a progressive disease, which means it will get worse over time and this can be life-threatening. Learn more about heart valve disease and aortic stenosis so you can talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
Explore a less invasive treatment for severe aortic stenosis
In the past, people suffering from severe aortic stenosis had limited options to replace an unhealthy aortic valve. But now, there is a less invasive alternative to open heart surgery called transcatheter aortic valve implantation or TAVI for short. Explore how it works and why more people than ever are eligible for TAVI.
Access tools and resources to help you manage your health
We have various resources available to educate you and your loved ones about aortic stenosis and treatment options. From a free info kit and patient testimonials to brochures and TAVI procedure videos—there are many resources available to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare.