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New “Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything” Webinar Video Just Posted!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author and Website Founder
Medical Expert: Marc Gerdisch, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Franciscan Health
Published: May 24, 2024

Join 500 Heart Valve Patients on Today’s Webinar!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: May 23, 2024

[May 23, 2024 Update: Our patient webinar, “Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything”, was an extraordinary success. To watch a video replay of the webinar, please click this link.]

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First Women’s Heart Health Congressional Day in Washington, DC!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 9, 2024

It’s not every day that I get invited to participate in a historic patient advocacy effort for women’s heart health.  So, when I learned about the first-ever Women’s Heart Health Congressional Day organized by WomenHeart, Women As One and Medtronic, I quickly booked a flight to Washington, DC.

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43 Patient Questions Answered by Dr. Kevin Hodges!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Medical Expert: Kevin Hodges, MD, Cardiac Surgeon, Northwestern Medicine
Published: April 17, 2024

Join 600 Heart Valve Patients on Today’s Special Webinar!

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: April 11, 2024

[April 11, 2024 Update: Our webinar, “5 Warning Signs You May Need Heart Valve Surgery”, was an extraordinary success. To watch a video replay of the webinar, please click this link.]

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Off-Topic: Ethan, My Son, Wins VEX Robotics State Championship!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 13, 2024

As many of you have been following my son’s passion for robotics, I am happy to share that Ethan’s team won the VEX Robotics California State Championship last weekend in San Diego. To claim the title, Ethan’s team went on an extraordinary and undefeated 13-0 run.

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Heart Valve Day Patient Giveaway Winners Announced!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: March 18, 2024

Join 1,200 Heart Valve Patients on Today’s Webinar!

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: February 23, 2024

[February 23, 2024 Update: Our patient webinar, “8 Most-Know Tips for Heart Valve Patients”, was amazing! In case you missed it, you can now watch a webinar replay of the webinar at this link.]

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Heart Valve Day Patient Giveaway!!!

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 21, 2024

[February 23, 2024 Update: The sign-ups for our patient giveaway is no longer available.]

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Special Webinar: The 8 Must-Know Tips for Heart Valve Patients

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: February 23, 2024

[February 23, 2024 Update: Our patient webinar, “8 Most-Know Tips for Heart Valve Patients”, was amazing! In case you missed it, you can now watch a webinar replay of the webinar at this link.]

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Medtronic Welcomes Our Community To Its Headquarters!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 7, 2024

It’s not every day that I get invited to visit one of the world’s largest medical device companies. So, when Medtronic extended that invitation, I jumped on a plane bound for Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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“Ask Adam Anything” Gets Amazing Patient Response at STS!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 28, 2024

Dear Patients, Doctors & Friends,

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Get Your Heart Valve Questions Answered By World-Renowned Experts at STS!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 25, 2024

Great news! This Saturday, January 27, I’m hosting a special “Ask Adam Anything” patient education session at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in San Antonio. During the meeting, I will have a special opportunity to ask YOUR questions to world-renowned doctors.

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Join 400 Patients on Today’s Webinar!

Written by: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 18, 2024

[Update: Our patient webinar with Penn Medicine was fantastic!!! To access the video playback of the webinar, please click here.]

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Dr. Eric Roselli, Patricia and I Connect at the National College Football Playoff!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 12, 2024

As many of you know… I became friends with Dr. Eric Roselli, the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, in the 1990s at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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My 18-Year Heart Valve Anniversary!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 21, 2023

Unbelievable!  Thanks to my wife, Robyn, and my son, Ethan, I was just reminded that today, December 21, 2023, is my 18th anniversary from heart valve surgery.

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Wow! The Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Symposium!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 4, 2023

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the “Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Symposium” in Los Angeles, California.  This annual conference was organized by Dr. Raj Makkar and hosted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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New “Heart Valve Learning Center” to Help You

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 7, 2023

Heart Valve Experts Connect at TCT 2023!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 27, 2023

For the first time since COVID, I was very excited to attend the 2023 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies (TCT) conference this week. TCT was founded by Dr. Martin Leon in 1988 and has become an incredible, worldwide event designed to advance minimally-invasive cardiac interventions like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This wonderful symposium, which gathered over 10,000 medical professionals, provides an interactive and collaborative environment to foster education and late-breaking science.

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Bono, U2 & A Heart Valve Disease Coincidence?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: March 21, 2024

As you may know… Bono, the lead singer of U2, recently shared that he had heart valve and aortic aneurysm surgery performed by Dr. David Adams at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  You may also know that I am a huuuuuuuuuge U2 fan.

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