About Us & Our Story
Hi! My name is Adam Pick. As a patient and the founder of this website, I'm happy to welcome you to HeartValveSurgery.com, the #1 doctor-recommended educational resource and online community for patients!
Adam Pick, Patient and HeartValveSurgery.com Founder
In 2005, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of heart valve disease. Like many patients, I felt alone, confused and scared. In 2006, after I recovered from heart surgery, I started this website to educate and empower patients, their families and friends. My goal was to help patients from the moment they are diagnosed to the moment they feel 100% recovered. Given my background in technology, I wanted to create a unique, special and caring place for patients to learn from, relate to and meet each other in a trusted community.
12 years later... I am very happy to share that HeartValveSurgery.com has helped over 10 million people learn about their valvular disorders and their treatment options. This website has grown beyond expectation. Our Facebook page now has over 275,000 members. Most recently, we were ranked as the #2 Heart Surgery Website by Feedspot -- ahead of the American Heart Association, Medical News Today and the British Journal of Cardiology. Amazing!
HeartValveSurgery.com Members Connect at Patient Day
As our patient community has grown, so has our ability to provide you with the latest medical information about heart valve disease. To do so, we have partnered with 30+ leading cardiac centers that specialize in heart valve therapy including the Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Michigan Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Research suggests that educated patients have better surgical outcomes. That said, we want to educate and prepare you at each step in the surgical process. To accomplish this, we built many patient-centric tools and educational services that are available to you 24 hours a day. To start exploring HeartValveSurgery.com, I have provided a listing of the main sections of the website below.
- Adam's Free Patient eBooks - Download 7 free eBooks about heart valve disease and treatment options for aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valves.
- Heart Valve Learning Center - Visit the Heart Valve Learning Center to access over 1,000 pages of educational information about valvular disorders.
- Patient Community - Meet people just like you in our patient community. There's nothing better than connecting and learning from patients who are sharing their stories in our community.
- Surgeon Finder - Find and research patient-recommended heart surgeons that specialize in heart valve repair and heart valve replacement procedures.
- Heart Hospitals Directory - Learn about medical centers that have dedicated teams and resources that specialize in heart valve therapy.
- Adam's Heart Valve Blog - Get the latest medical news and patient updates from our award-winning blog.
- Educational Videos - Watch over 100 educational videos filmed by the HeartValveSurgery.com film crew about heart valve surgery.
To learn more how HeartValveSugery.com can help you, I put together this quick video.
I hope the educational information and caring people at this website will help you along your journey to a healthy heart. Please remember... You are not alone. We are here to help you, or your loved one, through this process.
If you would like to learn more about our website, please visit the following pages:
- News & Press Updates
- HIPAA Compliance & Security Information
- Editorial Guidelines
- Sponsor Program
- Website Terms & Conditions
If you need anything else, please let me know. I'm here to help!
Keep on tickin!
Patient, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 2, 2019