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Heart Valve Day Patient Giveaway!!!

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

Woo-Hoo!!! This Thursday, February 22, is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!!!

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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 20, 2024

This Thursday, February 22, is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!!!  To celebrate, I’m hosting a special LIVE and FREE webinar titled, “The 8 Must-Know Tips for Heart Valve Patients”. Our world-renowned panel of webinar experts include Dr. Heather Johnson (Preventive Cardiologist), Dr. Mustafa Ahmed (Interventional Cardiologist), Dr. Gregory Fontana (Cardiac Surgeon) and Natalie Kelley, RN (Valve Program Coordinator). The one-hour webinar will start at 6pm EST.

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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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Join 500 Heart Valve Patients on Today’s Webinar!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page Last Updated: October 20, 2023

[Friday, October 20, 2023 Update: Yesterday’s patient webinar with the Mayo Clinic was fantastic!!! You can now watch a video replay of the webinar at this link.]

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Bono, U2 & A Heart Valve Disease Coincidence?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 9, 2023

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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“Do You Still Get Annual Echocardiograms?” asks Betty

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 3, 2023

I just received a great question from Betty who asks, “Hi Adam, I know you had heart valve surgery over 10 years ago. I’m curious to know if you still get echocardiograms?”

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Mohammed Readies for Heart Valve Surgery Thanks to You!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: September 9, 2023

Woo-Hoo!!! For the fifth time since launching HeartValveSurgery.com, I am very happy to share that our community has sponsored a life-saving cardiac surgery for a child with heart disease.

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Do We Need A Heart Valve Patient Cook Book?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 15, 2023

I am LOVING all the great food recipes and ideas that are being posted in our online Community!  In case you missed it, here are a few posts from the Patient News Feed.

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A Hearty Tomato Harvest?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 10, 2023

If there is one thing that heart surgery has taught me… It is to “stop and smell the roses”.

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46 Patient Questions Answered by Dr. Doug Johnston!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Medical Expert: Doug Johnston, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern Medicine
Published: July 31, 2023

Join 700 Patients on the “Lifetime Management of Heart Valve Disease” Webinar Today!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: July 28, 2023

[Saturday, July 29, 2023 Update: Our webinar, “The Lifetime Management of Heart Valve Disease”, was amazing!!! You can now watch a video playback or download a FREE eBook from this special event with Dr. Johnston and Dr. Logan at this link.]

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Peloton Instructors Support Heart Valve Disease Patients!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: June 19, 2023

While Peloton instructors are known for giving fun and empowering “shout-outs” during their fitness classes… I’m happy to flip-that-script and offer a shout-out to Ally Love, Emma Lovewell, Matt Wilpers, Robin Arzon, and the entire Peloton team for their support of our community!

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