The my heart valve association was launched in 2019 to educate about heart valve disease, inform the target audience, and prevent unnecessary deaths.
Around 115,000 people over the age of 65 in Austria are affected by heart valve disease. However, most diseases remain undiagnosed, as lack of awareness means that symptoms are often accepted as a normal part of growing older, even though they can be life-threatening. Prof. Christian Hengstenberg, Head of the Department of Clinical Cardiology at Vienna General Hospital serves as President and Founding Member.
Further information www.meineherzklappe.at