Heart valve disease

Isn’t going to wait

Use our guide to talk to a doctor today.

How to talk to your doctor

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Schedule an appointment

If you think you might have heart valve disease (HVD), don’t wait for your annual check-up. Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment. The longer you wait, the worse HVD can get.

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Guide the conversation

There can be a lot to go over when talking about heart valve disease (HVD) with your doctor. Our guides can help you make the most of your appointment in person or over telehealth.

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Share your symptoms

Share all of your symptoms and how long you’ve had them, so your doctor knows exactly what’s going on.

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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

Know for sure with a
diagnostic echocardiogram

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There are a number of tests to check for heart valve disease, but an echocardiogram is the standard diagnostic test.

This simple heart ultrasound is:

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  • Magnifying Glass Icon Accurate
  • Clock Icon Over in as little as 20 minutes

If you’ve had an echocardiogram before and weren’t diagnosed, ask your doctor if it’s an appropriate time to test again.

See how an echocardiogram
helped these patients

Casey's Story

Casey loves playing with her grandkids, but she had to reach out to her cardiologist after noticing she was short of breath and had palpitations after lying down.


Keenan's Story

Symptoms of heart valve disease are often subtle and may go unnoticed. Keenan didn’t think his symptoms were serious until after he was diagnosed and realized the impact heart valve disease could have on his family and community.


Dan & Marsha's Story

Dan and Marsha had been dancing together for years. When she noticed he started getting tired and short of breath, she knew it was time to reach out.


Pete & Lillee's Story

Left untreated, heart valve disease can get worse over time. Pete kept brushing off his symptoms until his wife, Lillee, had to rush him to the hospital when he fell sick.


6 heart valve disease patients sharing their stories

Do you have a heart valve disease story?

Use your voice to help us reach countless others and spread the word about heart valve disease.

Share your story

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