The initiative to create the first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day follows the example of the US, where the first awareness day was introduced on the 22 February 2017 by the Alliance for Aging Research.

The European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day will be held for the first time on the 8 September 2018 and aims to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease in Europe.

The project is supported by a group of European patient societies including: