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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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Free eBook & Webinar Video: Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Medical Expert: Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Franciscan Health
Published: May 27, 2023

Our recent webinar, “Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything”, was amazing! During the webinar, Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Franciscan Health, answered patient questions in a unique interactive format that we have never done before.

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Join 400 Patients Live for the “Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything” Webinar This Thursday!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 25, 2023

[May 25, 2023 Update: The “Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything” webinar was fantastic!  In case you missed it, you can now watch the webinar video playback at this link.]

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Inside Access: The Medtronic Mitral Valve Wet Lab at the AATS Mitral Conclave

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 6, 2023

At the recent AATS Mitral Conclave in New York City, the world’s leading mitral valve surgeons gathered to learn the newest and most trusted surgical techniques for the management and treatment of mitral valve disease. There were over 45 educational sessions at the AATS Mitral Conclave that included lectures, debates, case presentations and break-out sessions.

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Mitral Valve Experts Connect Live At The AATS Mitral Conclave in New York City!

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

Yes!!! For the first time since COVID-19 began, the world’s leading mitral valve surgeons are connecting in-person at the AATS Mitral Conclave in New York City from May 4 to May 5. During this special event, over 1,000 healthcare professionals from 50 countries gather to discuss the latest advances for the management and treatment of mitral valve disease and related cardiac disorders including atrial fibrillation.

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Take the TAVR Patient Survey!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: May 8, 2023

[Update: Thanks to the incredible response from heart valve patients in our community, the enrollment in our TAVR Patient Experience Survey is now closed. To participate in future patient surveys, please sign up to my newsletter. That way, you will be the first to be notified about our patient surveys. Thanks!!!]

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Free eBook & Video: Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy

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

Our recent webinar, “Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy”, was fantastic!  Patients from all over the wold connected online for this educational event with Dr. Joanna Chikwe, Chair of Cardiac Surgery, and Dr. Dominic Emerson, Director of Robotic Cardiac Surgery, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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“Mitral Valve Disease Awareness Week” Launches to Save Lives!

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

The health risks and concerns specific to mitral valve disease are downright scary.

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Website Update: New “Find Members” Feature in Our Community

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 8, 2023

Emma Lovewell, Peloton Instructor, Stands Up for Heart Disease & Cancer Patients

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 2, 2023

After my open-heart surgery and my wife’s brain surgery, Robyn and I committed ourselves to a healthy lifestyle.

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Today Is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 22, 2023

Today is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day! It’s a special day to raise awareness to this under-diagnosed, under-treated, and deadly form of heart disease.

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Join 650 Heart Valve Patients On Today’s Webinar!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: February 8, 2023

Webinar Update: Thanks to our community for an incredible TAVR patient webinar with Dr. Herrmann and Dr. Li. To watch the TAVR webinar video or download the free TAVR webinar eBook, please click here.

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Heart Valve Experts Reunite at STS Conference!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 23, 2023

For the first time since 2020, the world’s leading heart valve experts gathered “in-person” this weekend for the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in San Diego, California. The STS Conference brought together thousands of doctors, medical companies and researchers to discuss the latest advances in heart valve surgery and other cardiac conditions.

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Did Heart Valve Disease Cause Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest?

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: January 6, 2023

My thoughts and prayers remain with Damar Hamlin, 24, defensive back of the Buffalo Bills. As you may have seen, Damar experienced a cardiac arrest while making a tackle during Monday’s football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Happy Holidays!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 23, 2022

Dear Patients and Friends,

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Mike Mussallem, CEO of Edwards Lifesciences for 22 Years, Announces Retirement

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: January 2, 2023

On behalf of our patient community, I would like to extend an extraordinary “Congratulations!” to Mike Mussallem, the CEO of Edwards Lifesciences, on the announcement of his upcoming retirement in May, 2023. I also need to extend a mighty “Thank You!” to Mike for his life-long commitment and dedication to advancing heart valve disease treatment.

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Mike Gabler, Heart Valve Specialist, Wins Survivor!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 15, 2022

Congratulations to Mike Gabler, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) specialist at Edwards Lifesciences, for winning Survivor 43!!!

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We Help Johann Get a Healthy Heart!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: December 8, 2022

Dear Patients and Friends,

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Take the Aortic Stenosis Patient Survey!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: November 10, 2022

[Update: Thanks to our wonderful patient community, our survey is now complete.]

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For Third Consecutive Year, We Achieve #1 Ranking on Feedspot’s “Top 60 Cardiac Surgery Blogs & Websites”

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: October 2, 2023

Dear Patients and Friends,

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