Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day 2021

On February 22nd, Texas Heart Institute will join colleagues across the United States for the Fifth Anniversary of the Annual Celebration of Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day.

The celebrates our heart valve patients and the cardiologist and surgeons. They treat them and all of the partners and advocates that have helped the Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Campaign reach hundreds of millions of people over the past five years.

An estimated 11 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD)—a potentially disabling and deadly disease — yet 3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about HVD. Learn more about valve disease.

Help us spread the word about heart valve disease with these resources.

For Patients

Heart Health Topics

Anatomy of Heart Valves
Heart Valve Diseases
Diseases of the Aortic Valve
Aortic Stenosis
Diseases of the Mitral Valve
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Diseases of the Pulmonary Valve
Pulmonary Atresia
Pulmonary Stenosis
Diseases of the Tricuspid Valve
Tricuspid Atresia (congenital defect)
Heart Murmur

Valve Disease Treatments

Valve Repair or Replacement
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) vs. Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR)

Frequently Asked Patient Questions (FAQs)

What is the general progression of mitral valve disease in a young healthy adult?
Is it okay to stop blood thinners after having a tissue valve implanted?
Do I need to have AVR soon, and if so, can I have a TAVR?
Can the aortic and mitral valves both be replaced at the same procedure via the TAVR approach? Strickman
Can any of my medications be discontinued now that I’ve had my heart valve replaced? Cook
Does summer heat affect leaking heart valves?
Can / should a postop leak of a heart valve be repaired?
Which is worse a leaking aortic or mitral valve?
Is it possible to have stroke-like symptoms with an aortic valve problem?

Straight Talk

Women & Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Mitral Valve Prolapse: It’s Not Just for Women


Valve Videos

For Professionals