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By Adam Pick

Happy Holidays Everybody!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Post last updated: December 24, 2020

Dear Patients, Caregivers & Friends,

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Woo-Whoo!!! My 15th Heart Valve Surgery Anniversary!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: December 21, 2020

It’s difficult to imagine that 15 years ago today… I was rolled into an operating room to replace my defective bicuspid aortic valve during open heart surgery.

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Is This “Love Cat” with 3 Furry Hearts Trying to Tell Us Something?

By Adam Pick on October 22, 2020

I think you and I would agree that 2020 has been brutal.  First, a pandemic.  Then, economic fall-out.  Riots. Fires. A chaotic presidential election here in America.  It doesn’t seem to stop.

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Take the Heart Valve Clinical Trial Survey for Patients!

By Adam Pick on October 13, 2020

[October 19, 2020 Update:  Thanks so much to the HeartValveSurgery.com patient community for responding to this survey.  We have received many more survey responses than expected and, as a result, are not accepting any more survey responses.  To participate in future patient surveys, sign up to our newsletter at this link.]

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Robin Makes That HVS Mask Look Good!

By Adam Pick on October 1, 2020

As you may have seen here, I had HeartValveSurgery.com face masks made for my family to help protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic.  When ordering the masks, there was a significant price decrease if you purchased more masks. So, I bought 10 extra masks for the wonderful people in our community.  Last Friday, I gave away the masks to 10 patients.

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10 Free HVS Masks Up For Grabs!

By Adam Pick on September 25, 2020

UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY, ALL OF THE FREE MASKS ARE NOW GONE!!!! I AM SO SORRY IF YOU DID NOT GET ONE!!!!

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My Interview On “Connecting Caregivers” Radio Show with Linda Burhans

By Adam Pick on September 8, 2020

In case you missed it… I was recently interviewed by Linda Burhans from the “Connecting Caregivers” radio show.

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Medtronic & Abbott Join Forces to Support You!

By Adam Pick on August 26, 2020

On behalf of the HeartValveSurgery.com community, I would like to extend an extraordinary thanks to Medtronic and Abbott for their support of patients all over the world during COVID-19.

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Patient Webinar: “Advances in COVID-19 & Heart Valve Therapy” with Dr. Chikwe, Dr. Burkle, John & Me

By Adam Pick on August 20, 2020

[Update: Great news! The “Advances in COVID-19 & Heart Valve Therapy” webinar held on August 27, 2020 was an extraordinary success with 287 patients connected in real-time. You can now download a free eBook or watch the video recording of the webinar at this link.]

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Unexpected! Hear Adam Talk About Our New Patient Survey & More on “Bill Martinez Live”

By Adam Pick on August 8, 2020

Unexpected! Many, many, many thanks to Bill Martinez for interviewing me about the findings from our new survey of 3,400 patients and caregivers.

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Medtronic Joins HeartValveSurgery.com Community to Educate & Empower Patients!

By Adam Pick on July 15, 2020

On behalf of our patient community, I am excited to announce that Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical device companies and a leading heart valve manufacturer, is officially joining the HeartValveSurgery.com community to help educate and empower patients!

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A Safe “New Normal” for Cardiac Surgical Appointments during COVID-19

By Adam Pick on May 21, 2020

As Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher, once said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.”

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We’re #2 On The “Top Heart Blog & Websites” Rankings For 2020!

By Adam Pick on May 20, 2020

Thanks to the wonderful support of patients, their family members and friends, I am happy to report that HeartValveSurgery.com achieved the #2 ranking in FeedSpot’s 2020 Top Heart Blogs & Websites.  

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Ethan’s Graduating From Elementary School!

By Adam Pick on May 20, 2020

In this Proud Papa Moment, I am happy to share that Ethan, my 11-year old son, who many of you have come to know over the years… Is graduating from elementary school!!!!!

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Over 3,000 Heart Valve Patient Surveys Completed! Thank You!

By Adam Pick on April 28, 2020

Thanks to the AMAZING patients in our community!!!!

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Take the Heart Valve Patient Survey!!!

By Adam Pick on April 23, 2020

[April 30, 2020 Update:  Thanks to the wonderful patients at this community, we collected over 3,000 survey responses in four days.  Please stay tuned for the posting of results to this survey.  You can subscribe to my blog to get the results here.]

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