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    • Heart Valve Voice Shares Patient Experiences After Surgery
      Heart Valve Voice has created a Patient Updates page dedicated to sharing the inspiring stories of heart valve disease patients and life after their surgeries. Each featured story shares exciting milestones, whether it be traveling to a different country or helping a loved one move into a new home.
    • Edwards Lifesciences Hosts "Patient Day 2017"
      Recently, Edwards Lifesciences, a primary heart valve manufacturer, invited more than 60 patients and their caregivers in the heart valve community to Irvine, California, to celebrate Patient Day 2017. This event allowed patients and caregivers across the nation to share their stories with each other and prompt positive action within the heart valve disease community. Watch the Patient Day 2017 recap video, provided by, to see the exciting events the day entailed!  
    • Personal Stories from American Heart Association's Heart Valve Ambassadors
      Learn more about the stories of American Heart Association’s group of heart valve disease ambassadors including, seven heart valve disease survivors and one caregiver who represent the wide variety of people who are affected by heart valve disease. Read about each ambassador’s unique story here.
    • Patient experiences with mechanical heart valve replacements
      Four St. Jude Medical patients share their unique experiences with mechanical heart valve replacement.
    • Mended Hearts Support Community
      Mended Hearts support groups help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease diagnosis. Members listen, share their experiences and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment.
    • Meet 1,000s of valve disease patients and caregivers
      Connect with 1,000s of valve disease patients and caregivers, stay in touch with family and friends throughout your treatment, and prepare for heart valve surgery at
    • WomenHeart local support groups provide women with heart disease with peer-to-peer support
      Led by patient volunteers, WomenHeart’s local support groups meeting monthly to provide women living with heart disease with critical peer-to-peer support, information, and encouragement.  They have more than 100 community support groups around the country.  
    • Ask a Texas Heart Institute Doctor
      Submit your questions on valve disease to a Texas Heart Institute doctor and search through previous answered questions to learn from others.