Heart Valve Patient Journey Advocacy Materials
Heart valve disease is a serious cardiovascular condition which can be fatal if left untreated. It affects millions of people in Europe and, as populations are ageing, cases are on the rise. The number of people affected by heart valve disease is expected to double by 2040 and triple by 2060.
In December 2020, the Global Heart Hub and The Health Policy Partnership published Heart valve disease: working together to create a better patient journey, to raise awareness of heart valve disease across Europe.
We have developed the materials presented on this page to help you share key messages from the report and advocate for improved care for people diagnosed with heart valve disease.
Sample Social Media Posts
These social media posts have been developed to help you to share key messages from the report and raise awareness of the need for improved heart valve care. We encourage you to copy the messages and share them with your network. Feel free to edit the posts and tailor the messages to best reach your audience.
If you would like to write your own posts,
you can support the campaign by using our hashtag: #ValvesAtHeart
Social Media Messaging
Join us and help raise awareness – addressing gaps in heart valve care is important, and urgent
We call on decision-makers across Europe to work closely with healthcare professionals, patient organisations and the research community to ensure that all patients with heart valve disease have access to appropriate diagnoses and treatment without delays.