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European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

London, September 8, 2018 – The very first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day was celebrated across Europe on the 8th September. We held our UK event at the London ExCel Centre as part of the lead up to PCR London Valves, world's largest educational meeting dedicated to the field of valvular heart disease.

The awareness day event saw 70 guests attend including patients, their family members, clinicians and supporters of Heart Valve Voice. The attendees heard talks from clinicians who all specialise in heart valve disease care covering topics such as the history of heart valve disease, its prevalence, treatment options, access to treatment and the importance of the patient voice. We also heard from two of our patient ambassadors, Pat Khan and Marina McGrath who shared their experience with valve disease and how they have been exemplifying the power of positive ageing since their treatment.

Guests were given plenty of opportunity to mingle with one another allowing for interesting discussions between patients and clinicians. In addition to the presentations, Heart Valve Voice took the opportunity to introduce two of our new patient resources.

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