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.
Treatment Conversation Checklist (57kb)
Use these prompts and tips to prepare for conversations with your doctor about your treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Living With Your New Heart Valve (413kb)
An educational booklet for recipients of the St. Jude Medical™ mechanical heart valve