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Patient Webinar: Advances in Heart Valve Replacements

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

I’m excited to announce that our LIVE and FREE patient education events continue this Thursday, September 30 at 5pm CST, with a special webinar, “Advances in Heart Valve Replacements”.  Featured speakers include Dr. Arman Arghami, cardiac surgeon at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Mackram Eleid, interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. This one-hour webinar.

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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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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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2021 Awards for HeartValveSurgery.com

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: August 6, 2021

Thanks to the wonderful support of patients, their family members and friends, I am happy to report that HeartValveSurgery.com just achieved the #1 ranking in FeedSpot’s 2021 Top Heart Blogs & Websites and we were named one of the Top 15 Best Heart Blogs by eMediHealth.

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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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