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Heart Valve Voice is a collection of people with real experiences of heart valve disease, including a multi-disciplinary group of experts in the field (cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, GPs), cardiac patient societies and patients.

Heart Valve Voice is the UK’s dedicated heart valve disease charity. We work with patients and clinicians to help increase the awareness of heart valve disease in the UK and improve diagnosis and treatment. Heart valve disease affects over 1.5 million people over the age of 65 in the UK and while there have been many advancements in the treatment of this disease the unfortunate fact is that far too many people are not being diagnosed and treated early enough.

Since our formation in 2014, our aim is to ensure that more of the population is aware of the importance of having their heart checked for heart valve disease, which can often be detected through a simple stethoscope check. With increased awareness we hope to see many more heart valve disease patients get the treatment they need to go on to live full and happy lives.

We also provide evidence based guidance to ensure patients receive the right treatment at the right time. Working with both patients and healthcare professionals, we strive for a more cohesive approach to heart valve disease.


Wil Woan
CEO, Heart Valve Voice
“Many over 65’s mistakenly believe that the symptoms of valve disease such as breathlessness, fatigue and chest pains are merely a result of getting older. We hope to raise awareness of the importance of not ignoring these symptoms, improving the rates of diagnosis and of having your heart checked for heart valve disease, and streamlining the patient treatment pathway.”
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Aims & objectives

Heart Valve Voice aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection to ensure all patients receive appropriate support and the right treatment at the right time.

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Who we are

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