• Heart Valve Ambassadors

Are you living with heart valve disease, or have you had heart valve replacement surgery?

You are not alone on your journey to recovery. Whether you were just diagnosed or you’ve been living with heart valve disease for an extended period of time, we are here to support you. Get valuable tips and advice from other survivors, and share your real-world experiences to help others on their path to recovery. Become a member today.

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Signs and Symptoms

What is heart valve disease? Get to know the signs and symptoms.

Heart valve disease occurs if one or more of your heart valves don't work well. The heart has four valves: the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic valves.

These valves have tissue flaps that open and close with each heartbeat. The flaps make sure blood flows in the right direction through your heart's four chambers and to the rest of your body.

Birth defects, age-related changes, infections, or other conditions can cause one or more of your heart valves to not open fully or to let blood leak back into the heart chambers. This can make your heart work harder and affect its ability to pump blood.

Please Note: The information posted on this community site is not meant as medical advice. Be sure to do your own research and talk to your physician before acting on anything you see in this community. 
 



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Meet Our Heart Valve Ambassadors

This inaugural group of volunteer ambassadors includes seven heart valve disease survivors and one caregiver from across the country who represent the face of heart valve disease in America and show that it can affect people of different ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.

Meet Our Ambassadors

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