Listen to stories from real people about recognizing, treating and managing heart valve disease.
UP THROUGH THE GROIN TO FIX A LEAKY HEART VALVE
After three heart attacks, open heart surgery was not an option. But Jim shares how doctors saved his life with a new procedure for heart valve repair.
I COULD HAVE EASILY IGNORED MY SYMPTOMS
Jacqueline says she could have easily dismissed her symptoms, but she was glad she did not, when her doctor discovered a very serious problem.
YOU ONLY GOT ONE TICKER: TAKE CARE OF IT!
Joel offers some tips for healthy and happy living: find a doctor you trust, then follow their advice.
DAVE, YOU ARE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE!
Dave Durenberger shares how shortness of breath led to him getting a life-saving heart valve replacement.
THEY WENT UP THROUGH MY LEG!
When she got too tired and short of breath from doing her regular housework, JoAnn knew something wasn’t right, so she called her doctor.
HEART VALVE REPAIR LET HIM FEEL LIKE A NORMAL TEEN
Bill shares how relieved he was to get his heart valve repaired, so he could enjoy sports and other regular teen activities.
HUFFING AND PUFFING WASN’T NORMAL
Vera recalls how she felt different and breathed easier, the moment her heart valve was replaced.
HER HEART DIDN’T SOUND RIGHT
JoAnn shares how a routine exam uncovered a heart problem: when she couldn’t walk, she realized just how serious the problem had become.
I LOST MY MOTHER TOO YOUNG
After losing her mother to a heart attack, Jacqueline knew to follow her gut and get a second opinion, which led to
I GUESS I WAS SICKER THAN I THOUGHT!
Vera recalls how quickly she rebounded from getting her heart valve replaced, after being awake during the surgery.