Today is Valentine’s Day! We are also officially halfway through American Heart Month, which makes today the perfect time to highlight a few resources to help stay heart healthy.
Heart valve disease (HVD) is often overlooked and can result in serious problems if not treated correctly.
The potential for complications only increase with age. One in eight people age 75 and older are estimated to have moderate to severe HVD, but many are unaware of the disease.
If you are interested in learning more about valve disease, the Living with Valve Disease website contains a wealth of information that will help you stay informed and learn how others live with the disease.
Also, watch this short “pocket film” on how aortic stenosis – a type of heart valve disease – affects older adults.