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  • 41. Meet Robert Epps - Inspired Volunteer Educator Read Robert's heart valve replacement story about his wake-up call and the gratitude that fuels his life and his mission today.
  • 42. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 43. Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
  • 44. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 45. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 46. Heart Valve Problems and Causes If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.
  • 47. Heart Valve Disease Risks, Signs and Symptoms The American Heart Association provides information on the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease as well as who is at risk.


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2014-2015 Expenditures

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  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%