The Alliance for Aging Research, Association of Black Cardiologists, and BlackDoctor.org will co-host this year’s Twitter chat on valve disease and health disparities. Join us on Monday, February 22 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.
In advance of, and at the beginning of the chat, let your followers know that you are participating in the Q&A. Click here for a promotional graphic.
Throughout the hour, we’ll post questions with a Q and the corresponding question number. When you share an answer, please use an A and the corresponding number (e.g. A1; A2; etc.). This is a chance to share expertise, statistics, facts, videos, graphics, and stories.
Remember to include #ValveDiseaseDay in your responses and follow the handle @ValveDiseaseDay to see the questions asked throughout the hour.
Valve Disease Day Twitter Chat Questions
Q1: What is heart valve disease?
Q2: What are the risk factors for heart valve disease?
Q3: Are there any signs or symptoms people should look or that might indicate someone has heart valve disease?
Q4: How is heart valve disease diagnosed?
Q5: How is heart valve disease treated?
Q6: While we know that African Americans tend to be younger when they develop heart valve disease risk factors, less is known about whether health care providers are detecting and treating heart valve disease in these patients. Why?
Q7: What needs to be done to eliminate these racial disparities in valve disease treatment?
Q8: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted heart valve disease patients and their treatment?
Q9: What are some of the research gaps in what we know about heart valve disease?
Q10:Where can people look for reliable information and find support on heart valve disease?
Lastly, we strongly encourage engaging with other chat participants! Be sure to retweet and “like” Tweets you like, respond to others who post answers, and enter into conversations that develop within a chat. This will make the chat even more valuable.