Heart Valve Problems and Disease

About Heart Valves

Understanding the role of each of the four heart valves can help you learn why you might need to be on the look out for certain signs and symptoms

I need to understand the signs and symptoms of heart valve problems.

Warning signals can include chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. Understanding your risk and knowing when something isn’t right can help you and your doctor manage valve issues.

I'm new to heart valve disease.

It's natural to feel a bit overwhelmed by your diagnosis. But hats off to you for taking charge! We can help you get started. And you and your doctor can chart a path for your success.

I need to learn more about valve disease treatment options.

Working with your healthcare team to understand your options is important. We'll help you figure out the basics.

My doctor recommends surgery to manage my valve disease.

If you’re discussing valve replacement with your doctor, we can help with resources before and after surgery.

I want to help my patients better understand heart valve disease.

When patients have the tools and resources they need to manage their condition, outcomes can be better.

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Meet Our Heart Valve Ambassadors

Hear from our ambassadors, who share their experience with heart valve disease. They work with the AHA to raise awareness about heart valve disease and share resources for patients and families.

Heart valve ambassadors

Get support. Or offer it. Make a connection. For life.

Facing heart disease or stroke or caring for someone who is? Get encouragement and offer guidance during challenging times. Visit our Support Network.

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Sponsor

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The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation sponsors the AHA’s Heart Valve Education Center and Ambassador Program: Heart Valve Disease.

Heart Valve Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

Find tools and resources for your patients.