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Ask the Cardiologist: What Should Patients Know About the Valve Management Guidelines?

By Adam Pick on June 16, 2015

Have you ever wondered how your doctor figures out the best treatment for your valvular disorder?

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Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Heart Surgery Patients

By Adam Pick on February 10, 2015

For centuries, people have used water as a way to calm and de-stress the body, relieve pain and improve overall well-being.

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In Memory of Lisa and Dr. Davidson

By Adam Pick on January 21, 2015

As many of you know, I am an optimist.

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Top 10 Heart Valve Stories of 2014!

By Adam Pick on December 31, 2014

During 2014, our community actively discussed many topics specific to the management and the treatment of heart valve disease. As we prepare to enter 2015, I thought it might be helpful to look back at the stories that generated the most interest and social sharing during the past twelve months.

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5 Healthy Gifts for the New Year!

By Adam Pick on December 30, 2014

As many of the gift giving holidays just passed, there is no better time to start focusing on a healthy new year. That said, here are a 5 healthy gift ideas (and tips) to help you — and those around you — during 2015!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Ethan, Robyn & Me!

By Adam Pick on November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Everything about the holiday speaks to what I cherish most about life — family, fun friends, tasty food and… football. 🙂

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Free eBook: Download “Timing Heart Valve Surgery” by Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Bonow & Me

By Adam Pick on November 17, 2014

Amazing!!! Last week, over 150 patients connected live during our special webinar, “Timing Heart Valve Surgery”, with Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Bonow and myself.

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Webinar Announced: “Timing Heart Valve Surgery” with Dr. Bonow, Dr. McCarthy & Me on November 12

By Adam Pick on October 30, 2014

As heart valve disease can progress at different rates, patients are often confused by a very important question… When is the right time to have heart valve surgery?

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Video Guide: Introducing Heart Valve Journals 2.0

By Adam Pick on October 6, 2014

In connection with the recent relaunch of HeartValveSurgery.com, I am excited to introduce you to Heart Valve Journals 2.0. As you may know, Heart Valve Journals (HVJ) is a special online community of patients, their family members and friends. We started HVJ, in 2009, to help patients meet and learn from each other. Since then, HVJ has helped 1000’s of people — from diagnosis through recovery.

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New Website Tip: The Best Way For Existing Users To Login To Heart Valve Journals

By Adam Pick on September 26, 2014

Here’s a real quick and important tip for all existing users of Heart Valve Journals in the ‘My Community’ section of the relaunched website….

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The 4 Good Habits That Promote a Long, Healthy Life

By Adam Pick on May 19, 2014

After I posted the story about my recent Fitbit experience, I received several encouraging comments about the habits and the behaviors that promote a long, healthy life.

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Speaking Announcement: Thanks to the ACC & Cedars-Sinai for Inviting Me to Talk Tomorrow at “Championing Care”

By Adam Pick on March 11, 2014

Many thanks to the American College of Cardiology and Cedars-Sinai for inviting me to speak at the “Championing Care for the Patient with Aortic Stenosis” event tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12 at 1pm PST.

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Science News: 2014 Heart Valve Disease Management Guidelines Announced by the AHA / ACC

By Adam Pick on March 5, 2014

If you didn’t know, there are physician guidelines for the management and treatment of heart valve disease. These guidelines, which were created by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, are used by your cardiologist and heart surgeon to determine the best approach for the treatment of valvular disorders including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.

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The Webinar eBook & Video for “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?” by Dr. Castro & Me

By Adam Pick on March 4, 2014

The response to our webinar, “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?”, has been extraordinary. Hosted by Dr. Luis Castro and myself, this 60-minute session connected over 100 attendees in real-time to discuss patient expectations before, during and after heart surgery.

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Webinar Announcement: “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?” with Dr. Castro & Me on February 26!

By Adam Pick on February 18, 2014

Did you know that over 40% of patients feel they were not adequately prepared for heart valve surgery?

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