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Medtronic Doubles Ventilator Production to Help COVID-19 Patients!

By Adam Pick on March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges past 921,000 worldwide cases, I need to thank Medtronic for doubling its ventilator production to help patients suffering from the novel coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Surgeon Roundtable: An International Perspective

By Adam Pick on March 20, 2020

If you are curious to know what leading heart surgeons are saying about COVID-19, you may want to watch this insightful video series, “COVID-19: An International Perspective”.

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5 Reasons We Are “Social Distancing” to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

By Adam Pick on March 17, 2020

I’m not a “doomsdayer”.  I’m not a pessimist.  And, I’m not a hoarder.

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New Patient Resource: Coronavirus, COVID-19 & Heart Disease

By Adam Pick on March 7, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I have received several important questions about coronavirus, COVID-19 and heart valve disease.  For that reason, I just started a new educational resource dedicated to the coronavirus at this link.

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We Raise Heart Valve Disease Awareness to 596,000 People in One Day!

By Adam Pick on February 27, 2020

Amazing!  Double Amazing!  Triple Amazing!

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Today Is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day!!!

By Adam Pick on February 22, 2020

Woo-Whoo!!! Today is National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day! Let’s join together to raise awareness to this under-diagnosed, under-treated and deadly form of heart disease!!!

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“Ask Adam Anything” Videos Posted from the Heart Valve Society Conference!

By Adam Pick on February 20, 2020

Great news!  As we continue to celebrate “Heart Month”, I am very happy to share that the Facebook LIVE videos from the “Ask Adam Anything” patient event have been posted below!

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Website Update: Community Notification System Upgraded!

By Adam Pick on February 6, 2020

Many thanks to Phyllis and Catie for letting me know about the notification issue they recently experienced when using our Community!

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Top 15 Heart Valve Posts of 2019

By Adam Pick on December 30, 2019

Woo-Whoo! 2019 was another AMAZING year for our community!

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My Lucky 14th Heart Valve Surgery Anniversary!

By Adam Pick on December 16, 2019

It is hard to believe that 14 years ago this Saturday, December 21, 2005, I was being rolled into an operating room for my heart valve surgery at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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“Does High Altitude Impact Your Heart?” asks Mario

By Adam Pick on November 21, 2019

I just received a great question from Mario about heart function, potential symptoms and high altitudes.  In his email, Mario asked me, “Hi Adam – I have a question about my heart. I just got back from Lake Tahoe, California.  I was in the casino and noticed that I was getting short of breath.  Is altitude something I should worry about?  Does altitude impact heart valve function?  Thanks!  Mario”.

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Heart Fitness: The Peloton Bike Transforms My Life & Saves Us $9,755

By Adam Pick on October 14, 2019

Not too long ago… I was out to dinner with Dr. Michael Mack, a world-renowned heart surgeon and long-time supporter of HeartValveSurgery.com.  During that dinner, Dr. Mack mentioned that he just started using the Peloton bike.

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“Rock From the Heart for Aortic Health” Event Announced for February 7 & 8

By Adam Pick on October 12, 2019

Woo-Whoo!  I’m excited to share that Amy and Pete Johnson are putting on the 2nd “Rock From the Heart for Aortic Health” event next February 7-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Patient Advice to a Doctor?

By Adam Pick on September 6, 2019

As heart disease patients, we receive advice – from our friends, from our family and, most importantly, from our medical team.

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Why Did 50 Patients Get a Standing Ovation at “Patient Experience 2019” at Edwards Lifesciences?

By Adam Pick on August 6, 2019 - This blog is sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences.

Something special recently happened!  More than 50 patients and their care partners traveled to Edwards Lifesciences, a leading heart valve manufacturer in Irvine, California, to meet each other, to share their stories and drive helpful insights for Edwards, and to inspire action within our community – the heart valve patient community.

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“Every Heartbeat Matters” to Impact 1.5 Million Underserved People! Go Amanda!

By Adam Pick on June 5, 2019

I love hearing about great people at responsible companies doing extraordinary things!

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