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Roughly 25,000 people die from heart valve disease (HVD) in the US each year, and yet 75% of Americans know little to nothing about it. We’re determined to change this together with you. So, we created The Reaching Hearts Project–a collection of real patients affected by HVD on a mission to raise awareness of this deadly disease.

Together, we'll reach even more people and build a community with other patients and loved ones.

  • Community icon Community, content, and engagement
  • Stories icon Real patient experiences and stories
  • Ideas icon Educational emails, videos, and more
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Frank P.

“Everything came to a stop. I wish I would’ve known earlier.”

  • Diagnosis icon Born in 1950. Diagnosed in 2015 through an echocardiogram
  • Murmur icon No noticeable symptoms, but discovered a heart murmur during an annual physical
  • Cycling icon Life-long cyclist who leads an active life with his wife and dog
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Sheryll P.

“Don't be afraid, be prepared. Knowing is empowering. It doesn't hurt to get checked.”

  • Diagnosis icon Born in 1965. Diagnosed in 2017 through an echocardiogram
  • Irregular heartbeat icon Felt fatigued and had a rapid, irregular heartbeat
  • Heart icon Passionate about faith, family, and serving the poor and vulnerable through her non-profit organization
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Wendy J.

“Don't delay.”

  • Diagnosis icon Born in 1963. Diagnosed in the early 2000s through an echocardiogram
  • Fatigued icon No noticeable symptoms at first, but felt fatigued as it progressed
  • Swimmer icon Outdoor enthusiast who loves to swim, bike, golf, and hike

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The Reaching Hearts Project.

What is The Reaching Hearts Project?
Roughly 25,000 people die from heart valve disease (HVD) in the US each year, and yet 75% of Americans know little to nothing about it. We’re determined to change that, so we brought together real patients affected by HVD to reach even more people through The Reaching Hearts Project.

How can I help?
Whether you’re a fellow patient, a healthcare worker, a loved one, or just looking to make a difference, you can help the millions suffering from this deadly disease. If you’d like to learn more about joining, submit your info below and we’ll reach out.

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Stories are incredibly powerful. They connect us, create communities, and let us know we’re not alone. And yours is no different. If you’ve been impacted by heart valve disease (HVD), or know someone who has, we want to hear from you.

Submit your info below and we'll reach out to learn more about your story. You could be featured on our website, social media, and more to spread the word about heart valve disease and help those in need.

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