Top 5 New Posts From The Heart Valve Learning Center!
By Adam Pick on November 5, 2020
I recently posted some great new stories and educational videos over at the Heart Valve Learning Center. To ensure you saw them, here’s a quick list of the Top 5 stories that generated over 20,000 social media shares.
The patient benefits of mitral valve repair surgery compared to mitral valve replacement surgery are well documented. In 2020, however, there are many different types of mitral valve repair techniques – traditional, minimally-invasive, robotic and transcatheter. To learn about the different approaches to reconstructing a mitral valve, I interviewed Dr. Joanna Chikwe, the Chair of Cardiac Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
I’ve received a lot of great questions about pig valve replacements. So, to help our community learn about these bioprosthetic heart valve replacements, also known as a tissue valves, I posted a new educational page with 10 facts about pig valves to help you.
There is a lot of excitement about the PROACT Xa clinical trial that is evaluating the On-X valve without the use of warfarin. For that reason, I just interviewed Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Franciscan Health, who is one of the leading enrolling physicians for this trial.
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Telehealth is becoming more-and-more important for the management and the treatment of heart valve disease. To learn how Dr. Vaughn Starnes and Dr. Craig Baker, two leading heart surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC, are using Telehealth to help patients, I just interviewed both physicians.
I hope all this new information from the Learning Center will help educate and empower you!
Keep on tickin!