Each year, as many as 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease–a cardiovascular condition that affects men and women of all ages, but that becomes increasingly more common with age. An estimated 1 in 50 women have valve disease–growing to 1 in 10 by age 75 and older.

This short “pocket film: from the Alliance for Aging Research teaches women more about valve disease–how you get it, how you detect it, and how you treat it.