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By Adam Pick

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Widens As “Phase 1B Plus” Includes Heart Patients in Select States

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 15, 2021

Woo-Whoo! National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Is Today!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 22, 2021

If you didn’t know… Today is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!

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Heart Valve Day Education: Managing COVID-19 & the New ACC/AHA Guidelines

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 22, 2021

On Heart Valve Day, we’re helping raise awareness and educate the world about heart valve disease. For that reason, here are two new insightful articles to help patients learn about important and timely topics specific to heart valve disease.

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Heart Valve Day Giveaway: 10 Free HVS Hats!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 22, 2021

[Update: Unfortunately, all of the free HVS hats in our “Heart Valve Day Giveaway” are now gone! I’m so sorry if you did not get one. Wow, those hats went fast! Again, I’m super sorry if you did not get one of these hats.]

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Peloton Instructor, Jess King, Gives Empowering “Shout Out” to Heart Valve Patients!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 17, 2021

As many of you know… I’ve transformed into a big Peloton fan since Robyn (my wife) introduced me to this amazing technology that helps us stay healthy and save some money.

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We’re #2 On FeedSpot’s “Top Heart Blog & Websites” Rankings For 2021!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 14, 2021

Thanks to the wonderful support of patients, their family members and friends, I am happy to report that HeartValveSurgery.com achieved the #2 ranking in FeedSpot’s 2021 Top Heart Blogs & Websites.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 14, 2021

Dear Patients & Friends,

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Laurel, Dennis & Jeannie Make the HVS Hat Look Dang Good!

By Adam Pick on February 12, 2021

As you may have seen here, I had a few HeartValveSurgery.com hats made for Robin, my wife, and Ethan, our son. When ordering the hats, there was a significant price decrease if you purchased more hats. So, I bought 10 extra hats for the wonderful people in our community and gave them away.

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On National Wear Red Day, Dr. Joanna Chikwe Answers Your Questions!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Medical Expert: Joanna Chikwe, MD, Chair of Cardiac Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Published: February 5, 2021

Woo-Whoo!  Today is “National Wear Red Day” in support of the Go Red for Women initiative to raise awareness to heart disease for women.  Did you know that heart disease is responsible for taking the lives of 1 in 3 women every year.

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10 FREE HVS Baseball Hats Up For Grabs!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 1, 2021

[11:51am PST Update: Unfortunately, all of the free hats are now gone! I’m so sorry if you did not get one. Holy Moly! Those hats went fast! Again, I’m super sorry if you did not get one of these hats.]

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Download Our New & Free eBook About Heart Valve Repair

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 27, 2021

Is Heart Valve Disease in “Phase 1c” for COVID-19 Vaccination?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 22, 2021

Many questions are coming in about whether-or-not heart valve disease is considered part of the qualifications for patients to be considered part of “Phase 1c” of the COVID-19 vaccination allocation.

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Today’s Patient Webinar Registrations Soar to 479 Patients!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 24, 2021

Patient Webinar: “Advances in Heart Valve Repair” with Dr. Szeto & Dr. Atluri

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 24, 2021

Top 15 Heart Valve Surgery Posts of 2020!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: December 30, 2020

While 2020 has been a difficult year with many unexpected challenges, I am happy to share great news with our community.

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Happy Holidays Everybody!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Post last updated: December 24, 2020

Dear Patients, Caregivers & Friends,

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Woo-Whoo!!! My 15th Heart Valve Surgery Anniversary!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: December 21, 2020

It’s difficult to imagine that 15 years ago today… I was rolled into an operating room to replace my defective bicuspid aortic valve during open heart surgery.

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Is This “Love Cat” with 3 Furry Hearts Trying to Tell Us Something?

By Adam Pick on October 22, 2020

I think you and I would agree that 2020 has been brutal.  First, a pandemic.  Then, economic fall-out.  Riots. Fires. A chaotic presidential election here in America.  It doesn’t seem to stop.

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