Guides and Brochures

animations and videos, including patient stories, to help you learn about your condition.

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Find answers to your questions about heart valve repair and replacement.

Important Information About Heart Valves

View and print these guides and brochures to help you learn more about heart valve disease, treatment options and recovery.


PDF Treatment Conversation Checklist (57kb) 
Use these prompts and tips to prepare for conversations with your doctor about your treatment.

PDF Questions to Ask Your Doctor (55kb)
Bring this list of treatment and procedures questions to your meeting with your doctor—and be sure to take notes during your conversation.

PDF What to Expect During Recovery Checklist (54kb)
Use this list to ask your doctor to provide information about post-surgical test results, concerns about infection or other complications and a plan for returning to everyday activities.

PDF Rehabilitation Plan Checklist (55kb)
Consider these questions you may want to ask your doctor about your specific rehabilitation plan and your full participation in your recovery.

PDF Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Information Letter (198kb)
If you are a patient needing an MRI scan, or advocate for a patient needing an MRI scan, it will be helpful to bring this document with you to your doctor’s appointment; it contains important information about your device.


PDF Living With Your New Heart Valve (413kb)
An educational booklet for recipients of the St. Jude Medical™ mechanical heart valve