Doctors stress the importance of heart valve health awareness


February is Heart Health Awareness Month and last week marked Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Doctors say heart valve health is critical and many suffering from Heart Valve Disease don’t know it.

“Over five million Americans have active Heart Valve Disease and some have symptoms, some don’t, and some are not aware. In fact the biggest problem we suffer from with Heart Valve Disease is lack of awareness. And with patients that suffer from Heart Valve Disease it can be life threatening sometimes,” said Vinay Badwhar, M.D., WVU Heart and Vascular Institute executive chair.

Consult your doctor if you have questions regarding Heart Valve Disease. 

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