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After a diagnosis of aortic valve disease and an aortic aneurysm, Pete and Amy Johnson learned firsthand the lack of information and resources available.
Pete and and decided that once he recovered, they would find a way to help others. When Pete’s condition was discovered, he had no symptoms. He felt fine.
They founded Rock from the Heart to raise awareness and lessen fears about aortic conditions.
Rock from the Heart hosts an annual patient education symposium, dinner, VIP party and concert. Through concerts and education events, Rock from the Heart uses music to inspire and provide hope to people affected by aortic disease.
"Knowledge is power when it comes to your health, and aortic conditions are not exception. We want to share the details of our journey so people aren't left searching for answers." --Pete and Amy Johnson, Rock from the Heart founders
Pete and Amy Johnson
Rock from the Heart Founders
To provide accurate information about thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, and aortic valve disease by reaching out to the community through music.
Rock from the Heart events help bring the condition into the forefront. We are committed to increasing public awareness and to improving the diagnosis and management of these life-threatening conditions.
As many as 11 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD)—a potentially disabling and deadly disease—yet 3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about HVD.
Join the movement to raise awareness about heart valve disease and protect patient lives.
Learn more about the campaign HERE
Aortic Disease Awareness Day is September 19. It is a focused effort by physicians, researchers, patients, family members, and many organizations to raise awareness about aortic disease around the world. It is a day to create community for people who care about aortic disease, celebrate survivors, and share information that can be life-saving for people who are at risk.
Learn more HERE