By Adam Pick on April 13, 2019
Lately, there has been some great information posted at HeartValveSurgery.com about bicuspid aortic valves and aortic aneurysms. Whether it’s our updated bicuspid aortic valve overview, discussions about the genetics of bicuspid aortic valves, or the top 5 facts about the aorta, I’m thrilled to see this new information helping patients and their care partners.
To keep the bicuspid valve and aortic aneurysm momentum going, I just posted a new video, “Surgical Innovations: Bicuspid Aortic Valves & Aortic Aneurysms”. This educational video was filmed on-site with Dr. Eric Roselli, the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Conference in San Diego, California on January 28.
Dr. Eric Roselli & Me Filming at STS in San Diego
By Adam Pick on April 10, 2019
Great news! I am very excited to announce that Nebraska Heart Institute just launched a Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!
Nebraska Heart Institute, which is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is committed to advancing heart valve therapy. Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with Dr. James Wudel, one of their leading cardiac surgeons. Dr. Wudel has been an avid supporter of the HeartValveSurgey.com community by providing editorial contributions specific to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) which is one of Nebraska Heart Institute’s clinical specialties.
By Adam Pick on April 3, 2019
There has been A LOT of discussion lately about the success of the TAVR clinical trial for low-risk patients with aortic stenosis.
However, patients with aortic regurgitation can also get excited about the FDA clearance of the HAART Annuloplasty Device. This new device provides patients a unique treatment option that may yield a life-long fix for leaking aortic valves. Yes, a life-long fix!
To help you learn 7 important facts about this new aortic annuloplasty ring, I just posted a special article, “Breakthrough Innovation: HAART Aortic Valve Annuloplasty Ring Gets FDA Clearance”. In this post, I was fortunate to interview several leading surgeons – including Drs. Badhwar, Gerdisch, Malaisrie and Si – who are all very excited about this new approach to aortic valve repair.
Keep on tickin!
By Adam Pick on April 1, 2019
Today, I learned that Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones, will undergo heart valve replacement surgery in the very near future. As a result of his condition, Jagger and The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming tour in the United States.
While many details specific to Mick Jagger’s heart valve diagnosis and treatment are uncertain, I have done my best to answer 5 important questions for our patient community and his fans given the information we know.
Keep on tickin’ Mick!
By Adam Pick on March 28, 2019
By Adam Pick on March 25, 2019
Great news! The patient response to our recent webinar, “Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy”, was extraordinary. Hosted by Dr. Clyde Yancy, the immediate Past-President of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Charles Davidson, the Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine, this live 60-minute session connected patients from all over the world in real-time to discuss mitral valve disease, heart failure and the newest technologies and clinical trials helping patients.
If you missed the webinar, no problem! I just posted a free 54-page eBook for immediate download. If you – or someone you love – has mitral valve disease, I encourage you, your family and your friends to read this eBook. There were so many great points raised during this webinar that patients need to know about.
By Adam Pick on March 19, 2019
I’m talking about you! Yes, you! And, all wonderful patients in our community!
Your support for each other continues to inspire me beyond belief. For example… You may have seen at John’s Heart Valve Journal that he just had successful mitral, tricuspid and atrial fibrillation surgery. After being discharged, John posted this smiling photo of his early recovery at his journal.
By Adam Pick on March 17, 2019
Finally! We have results for one of the most talked about heart valve clinical trials at HeartValveSurgery.com!
On Friday, at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference in New Orleans, the results for the low-risk, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were released.
As for the results… Drum roll please…
By Adam Pick on March 14, 2019
A very interesting question from Sue just came in about the genetics of heart valve disease including bicuspid aortic valves. Sue writes to me, “Hi Adam, Since there appears to be hereditary factors involved in aortic valve disease… Does it come from maternal or paternal relatives? (or in my case, probably both?) Thanks!”
By Adam Pick on March 13, 2019
[Update: This webinar occurred on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. You can download the free eBook or watch the webinar video playback by clicking here.]
You guys and gals are AMAZING!!!
Registration for our “Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy” webinar exceeded all expectations! In just 5 days, over 439 patients registered for this special event. Featured speakers include Dr. Clyde Yancy, the former President of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Charles Davidson, the Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine.
Keep on tickin!