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PATIENT VOICE

PATIENT VOICE


The Power of the Patient Voice

At Edwards Lifesciences, we listen when patients talk. Why? It’s proven that patients do better when they have support from other patients like themselves. These shared experiences can provide comfort and knowledge that have a positive impact. That’s why we bring patients together for our annual Patient Day. It’s why our foundation supports patient advocacy programs. It’s why we connect patients to policy-makers to researchers to communities. It’s how we learn new ways to improve our products and adapt our programs.

Through initiatives led by Edwards and our non-profit partners, we empower patients to use their experience to help themselves and others and to build a community of patients who care about making a difference. 

Join our community of patients who care and want to stay connected and informed, and notified about opportunities to share your unique story to help others.

Patient Days

Join Us and Help Us Help Others

Your voice is invaluable. You’ve been there. You know what it feels like.

Patient Day is about bringing together people like you who have benefitted from Edwards Lifesciences technologies, to connect with our teams, with one another, and with patient organizations. We engage an intimate group of patients who share their experience and expertise. Your insights can help Edwards and our partners have an impact on the lives of future patients.

At Patient Day attendees...

  • Learn about heart valve and critical care innovations
  • Meet Edwards leaders and employees dedicated to serving people like you
  • Participate in discussions to help improve the patient-caregiver experience
  • Tour our manufacturing facility and meet employees who designed or handcrafted your device
  • Learn how you can get involved and play a role in supporting other patients and caregivers

Submit your interest in participating in our next Patient Day during Heart Month 2017 on Thursday, February 9th. If we are unable to accommodate everyone, you can remain part of a community of patients who want to stay connected and be informed about future events and opportunities to share your experience to help others, if you are interested.

Edwards Lifesciences Hosts Patient Day 2016
Patient Day 2016
Edwards Lifesciences Hosts Patient Day 2015
Patient Day 2015

Edwards Lifesciences Hosts Patient Day

Edwards Lifesciences hosted 100 patients and care partners at its corporate headquarters to connect patients with each other and to share more about the people behind their heart valve technologies and the support services and networks dedicated to the heart community.

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Patient Programs and Support Networks Empower the Patient Voice

American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Valve Patient Ambassadors

This small group of patients and caregivers represent the face of heart valve disease in America. AHA empowers Ambassadors to be community leaders (both online and at live events) who work directly with AHA to raise awareness about heart valve disease and share available resources with patients. Click here to email AHA about this program.

AHA Support Network

A special online community of heart patients connecting and supporting each other. Click here to see what heart patients are talking about .

American Heart Association

Mended Hearts Trained Accredited Patient Visitor Program

Join Mended Hearts’ proven Trained Accredited Patient Visitor program with a goal of inspiring hope and improving the quality-of-life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support. Become a visitor, helping patients and families before or after their heart procedure, by phone, email or in-person hospital visits. Learn more at www.mendedhearts.org  or by calling (888) HEART-99 or emailing Mended Hearts.

Mended Hearts

WomenHeart: National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease

Female patients can join WomenHeart’s efforts to educate women on the importance of heart health and support women with heart disease. Learn how to become a WomenHeart Champion at www.womenheart.org or by emailing WomenHeart  or calling (202) 464-8735.

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Sharing Perspectives with Policymakers

Let public policymakers know what you think about changes that can be made to the healthcare system to improve opportunities for patients like you to benefit from medical therapies that can save or improve lives.

If you are interested in sharing your perspectives when Edwards connects with policymakers to address issues that affect valve patients like you, please contact Barry Liden at Barry_Liden@Edwards.com or (949) 250-6881.

Thank you for learning more about sharing your powerful voice to help others.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Aortic Valve Replacement Study

As a patient or caregiver who has been through the aortic valve replacement experience, PCORI is asking for your input to assist researchers in understanding your experience in order to design tools that may help future patients have better information with which to make treatment decisions.

Learn more by emailing AVRresearch@dm.duke.edu or calling (919) 384-5785.

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