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SGMC Raises Awareness of Heart Valve Disease

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017


This Feb. 22, South Georgia Medical Center is proud to participate in National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. More than 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD); which can cause heart attacks, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and other heart disease—significantly impacting quality of life and even leading to death.

The good news is that most HVD can be successfully treated in patients of all ages. Unfortunately, awareness of HVD is alarmingly low, with close to half of respondents to a national survey reporting that they have not heard of HVD. This is why an awareness day dedicated to heart valve disease is so important. Learn more about valve disease, the Awareness Day Campaign, and how you can join the movement at