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Join 700 Aortic Valve Patients on Today’s Webinar!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 21, 2022

[January 21, 2022 Update: Great News! The “Advances in Aortic Valve & Aneurysm Surgery” webinar with Dr. Bavaria and Dr. Desai from Penn Medicine was a wonderful and very interactive session with over 700 patient registrations. You can now watch the webinar video playback at this link.]

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Happy Holidays Everybody!!!

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

Dear Patients & Friends

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HeartValveSurgery.com Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary!

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

I am happy to share that 15 years ago today HeartValveSurgery.com launched.

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On Thanksgiving, We Help Give Life to Baby Alfred!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 24, 2021

Dear Patients and Friends,

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Patient Webinar Announced: “Advances in Mitral Valve Surgery” with Dr. Joanna Chikwe & Me!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 9, 2021

[Update: Great News! The “Advances in Mitral Valve Surgery” webinar with Dr. Chikwe from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Wendy Spector, a recent mitral valve repair patient, was a wonderful and very interactive session with over 350 patient registrations. You can now watch the webinar video playback at this link.]

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Patient Webinar: Advances in Heart Valve Replacements

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

[Update: Great News!  The “Advances in Heart Valve Replacements” webinar with Dr. Arghami and Dr. Eleid from the Mayo Clinic was an extraordinary success with over 500 patient registrations.  You can now download the free eBook and/or watch the webinar playback of this event at this link.]

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Doctor Q&A: 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine Dose? New Booster Shot?

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

Dear Patients and Friends,

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Thanks to Tom & Dr. Caffarelli, I Get a New Heart!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 9, 2021

There’s no doubt about it.  What I love most about HeartValveSurgery.com is the special opportunity to meet and help patients from all over the world.

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6 World-Renowned Heart Valve Surgeons Show Support for Our Patient Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 23, 2021

On behalf of our patient community… Many thanks to Drs. Badhwar, Chikwe, El-Hamamsy, Khan, Shemin and Stelzer for showing their wonderful support of HeartValveSurgery.com. As you can see below, each of these heart valve experts is wearing our new scrub caps around their hospitals.

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Heart Trivia: Which Heart Valve Is Hidden In This 3D Animation of a Beating Human Heart?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 13, 2021

Together, we have seen a lot of great heart valve animations and videos over the years. I have to admit… The 3D animation of the heart beating below could be one of the best. The animation really provides a complete context of the heart beating, the heart valves opening and the heart valves closing.

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Traver’s Fixed Heart Returns Home to Uganda!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: June 29, 2021

It is with a BIG smile on my face that I am posting these words.

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Alex Toussaint, Peloton Instructor, Sends Empowering “Shout-Out” to Heart Valve Patients

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: June 12, 2021

I’m a bit addicted to our Peloton. 

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We Achieve #1 Ranking on Feedspot’s Top 60 Heart Websites!

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

Dear Patients & Friends,

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Patient Webinar: “The 5 Myths of Heart Valve Surgery” with Dr. Gerdisch & Me

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: May 22, 2021

[Update: With over 600 patient registrations, the “5 Myths of Heart Valve Surgery” webinar was fantastic. You can now watch the “5 Myths of Heart Valve Surgery” webinar video or download the free eBook at this link.]

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Medtronic Invites Patient Advocate to Speak at ACC Symposium

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 8, 2021

On behalf of our global heart valve community, I want to thank Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical companies and a leading heart valve manufacturer, for the special invitation to speak at the upcoming American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo!!!

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The “I’m Back” Recovery Shirt Empowers Heart Surgery Patients! Thanks Josh!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 6, 2021

Many, many, many thanks to Josh Nowack for sending me this wonderful “I’m Back” recovery t-shirt!

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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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