Heart Valve Disease

Heart Valve Disease

Karen Hay
April 13, 2021

Heart Valve Disease Symptoms Often are Undetected or Dismissed

An estimated 11 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), a condition that involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves. Symptoms often go undetected or are dismissed as a normal part of aging, yet HVD can lead to serious heart conditions or even death. This makes it especially dangerous.
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Employees wearing red and standing in the shape of a heart
January 16, 2020

UAB Medicine Observes Heart Month 2020

February is American Heart Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Each year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Fortunately, almost 80 percent of heart disease cases can be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their medical conditions.
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