Today’s the day to

Reach for the heart

Millions of people over 65 have heart valve disease. Half don’t even know it. Are you or a loved one at risk?Watch Don & Peg’s story

Can you recognize

The symptoms?

Reach out today

For your heart.and theirs.

What is heart valve disease?

Great question. You’re probably familiar with heart disease, but most people have never even heard of heart valve disease (HVD). It’s a condition where one or more of your heart valves don’t work properly, making it more difficult for blood to flow through your body.

There are many types of HVD, including aortic stenosis, which is one of the most common. If you don’t treat HVD, it can get worse and even lead to death.

Read more

Symptoms can be subtle.
Ignoring them can be deadly.

Learn how to recognize all the symptoms of heart valve disease so you can reach out the moment they happen.

Read more
Lightheadedness in yellow text on blue background with lightheadedness icon, representing a symptom of aortic stenosis
Irregular heartbeat in yellow text on blue background with heart icon, representing that irregular heartbeat is a symptom of aortic stenosis
Shortness of breath in yellow text on blue background with unexpanded lungs icon, representing that shortness of breath is a symptom of aortic stenosis
Tiredness in yellow text on blue background with tiredness icon, representing a symptom of aortic stenosis
Edema in yellow text on blue background with ankle icon, representing that swollen ankles are a symptom of aortic stenosis
Note feeling like yourself in yellow text on blue background with magnifying glass, representing a symptom of aortic stenosis

Are you or a loved one at risk of heart valve disease?

Answer a few simple questions and get a personalized discussion guide to go over with your doctor.

Hi, are you taking this for you or someone else?

1

Please select an option.

Age

2

How old are you?

Please select an option.

Family history

3

Does your family have a history of heart conditions?

Please select an option.

Murmur

4

Have you been checked for an abnormal heart murmur?

Please select an option.

Echocardiogram

5

Have you ever had an echocardiogram, a simple heart ultrasound?

Please select an option.

Activity level

6

Compared to 6 months ago, do you still do daily activities and hobbies you’ve always enjoyed? (long walks, golf, cooking, time with family/friends, going to the store, etc.)

Please select an option.

Signs/Symptoms

7

Which of the below sound like you?

Please select an option.

Progress

0 of 7 questions completed

Hi, are you taking this for you or someone else?

1

Please select an option.

Age

2

How old are they?

Please select an option.

Family history

3

Do they have a family history of heart conditions?

Please select an option.

Murmur

4

Have they been checked for an abnormal heart murmur?

Please select an option.

Echocardiogram

5

Have they ever had an echocardiogram, a simple heart ultrasound?

Please select an option.

Activity level

6

Compared to 6 months ago, does it seem like they're avoiding their daily activities and hobbies they’ve always enjoyed? (long walks, golf, cooking, time with family/friends, going to the store, etc.)

Please select an option.

Signs/Symptoms

7

Which of the below sound like them?

Please select an option.

Progress

0 of 7 questions completed

Want to stay up to date on heart valve disease?

Sign up for emails with heart valve disease education, resources, updates, and more.

By checking the boxes above, you agree to allow Edwards Lifesciences and its agents to use this information to communicate with you in the future including information about disease awareness, treatment options, products, services, events, and programs. Edwards Lifesciences and its agents will not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your name and any personally identifiable information outside of Edwards Lifesciences and its agents. Edwards Lifesciences will use your information in accordance with the Edwards Privacy Policy found at www.ReachForTheHeart.com.

We’ve received your information. You should get a confirmation email shortly. Be sure to check your junk mail folder.

Questions about heart valve disease?

Check out our FAQs for answers to these questions and more, all in one place.

How do I know if I have heart valve disease?

There are many different tests to check for heart valve disease, but one of the most accurate ways is with an echocardiogram, a painless heart ultrasound. Use our discussion guide or telehealth guide to ask your doctor about symptoms, risk factors, and getting tested.

What can put me at risk of heart valve disease?

There’s no one cause of heart valve disease, but it’s important to know what can put you at risk:

  • Older age. People 65 and older are at a significantly higher risk
  • Family history of heart disease or heart valve disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Personal history of heart conditions or heart infections
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other heart disease risk factors
  • Heart conditions since birth (congenital heart disease)

Take our questionnaire to learn more

Get started

How is heart valve disease different from heart disease?

Heart disease, also known as “cardiovascular disease,” is a general term for all heart conditions. Heart valve disease is a specific type that many people aren’t aware of, which is why it’s so important to talk to your doctor if you have symptoms or are over 65.

Senior man using tablet device to read heart valve disease guides.

Heart valve disease symptoms?

Don't wait. Talk to your doctor today.

Discussion Guide

For in-person appointments, our full discussion guide can help you talk about heart valve disease and your symptoms with your doctor.

Download our discussion guide

Telehealth Guide

Want to schedule a live doctor appointment from home? Our telehealth guide can help you get started.

Download our telehealth guide

Next section

What’s the difference between a healthy heart valve and an unhealthy one?