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National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day 2024: History, Facts and Significance

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day aims to raise awareness about heart diseases, improve diagnosis and treatment, and save lives by reducing the number of individuals affected.

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National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day 2024: February 22nd is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. It falls during American Heart Month and is observed to increase public awareness of the special risks and effects of the heart, enhance heart health care and diagnosis, and save more lives. Using outreach and education, we can reduce the number of individuals who lose their freedom and ability to actively participate in life as a result of heart diseases—experience arrhythmias, heart failure, and even pass away.

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day History

Every year, heart valve disease kills 25,000 Americans. It is a deadly illness. Heart valve disease is the term used to describe a condition in which one or both heart valves malfunction. The objectives of this day are to increase symptom awareness, reduce unfavorable outcomes, enhance detection, boost treatment rates, and enhance general health outcomes.

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To lower the number of cases that are reported, the day’s objective is to educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about heart valve disease. About 65 organizations observed National Heart Valve Disease Day in 2019, with the Alliance for Aging Research serving as the anchor organization. Participating partners included the Women’s Heart Foundation, WebMD, Men’s Health Network, Northwestern Medicine, and the National Council on Aging.

In the past, partners have planned several activities for this anniversary, including media advocacy campaigns and social media campaigns to help spread the word about the illness. Past celebrations have included educational sessions on Capitol Hill, ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, programs at heart and vascular centers, and more.

Another organization that has been fighting heart disease for almost a century to save and improve lives is the American Heart Association (AHA). Since its founding, AHA has grown to become the biggest and most established voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Heart valve disease can be fatal or severely incapacitating, but there are treatment options that can save lives, so education and awareness campaigns are essential. On this day and all year long, the campaign partners work together to increase public awareness of valve disease.

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How To Observe National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Observe the indicators

Individuals over 65 who sense that doing everyday tasks is getting harder should be aware of their body’s cues. It’s important to follow your heart because early detection is crucial.

Obtain routine examinations

How recently have you had a stethoscope test performed? It is advised to visit the doctor for at least one test each year. Make the most of this holiday by scheduling a routine checkup and paying closer attention to maintaining heart health.

Participate in the social media campaign.

Participate in the movement by endorsing it on social media. Use pertinent hashtags and share educational snippets to disseminate important knowledge.

Five Fascinating Facts Regarding Heart Disease

  • Based on estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.), heart disease accounts for more than one in four deaths in the US each year.
  • Approximately 40% of people are ignorant about heart valve disease, even though it affects more than five million Americans.
  • Based on available data, Pharaoh Merenptah (d. 1203 B.C.) may have suffered from atherosclerosis.
  • One of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States is heart disease.
  • Heart valve disease symptoms are frequently subtle and mistaken for signs of aging.

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The significance of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Early identification

It’s critical to raise awareness of heart disease this week. It guarantees prompt treatment and raises public awareness of the symptoms.

It promotes routine inspections.

Additionally, doctors ought to regularly test their patients’ stethoscopes, particularly those who are older than 65. It is essential for diagnosing heart valve issues.

Preventive actions

Severe or fatal outcomes are likely due to the seriousness of heart valve disease and the occasionally difficult-to-identify symptoms. This commemoration serves as a reminder of the true danger this illness poses.


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