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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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I Test Positive For COVID-19

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate & Author
Published: November 2, 2022

For the first time since the pandemic began, I tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.

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Let’s Go Mike Gabler, Heart Valve Specialist, on Survivor!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: December 15, 2022

Survivor is one of my favorite television shows. I have watched most, if not all, of the episodes during the past forty-two seasons. I love everything about the show that many consider the “original” reality tv series.

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Yes, I Did Get the Bivalent Omicron COVID-19 Booster

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

I’ve received several patient questions about whether-or-not I got the bivalent COVID-19 booster.  As you can see in the picture below, the answer to that question is yes.

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Off Topic: Cool Down With a Genuine Disney Pineapple Dole Whip at Home!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: September 7, 2022

This is way off-topic… But, hopefully helpful and maybe even fun!

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Patient Inspiration: Meet a Dog Who Learned to Walk Like a Human

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 29, 2022

It is VERY common for patients diagnosed with heart valve disease to feel alone, confused and frustrated. I can personally remember those and other emotions when my cardiologist said to me, “You need a new heart valve. And, you need it soon.”

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“Advances in Heart Valve Reoperations” Webinar Now Available!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: July 14, 2022

I’m happy to share that our webinar, “Advances in Heart Valve Reoperations”, was a wonderful success!

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Join 500 Patients Live on the “Advances In Heart Valve Reoperations” Webinar Today!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: June 27, 2022

[Update: Great News! The “Advances in Heart Valve Reoperations” webinar with Dr. Davidson, Dr. Mehta and Joy Marks was an extraordinary success with over 750 patient registrations. Registration is no longer available for this event. Click here to watch the webinar playback . To download the free webinar eBook click here.]

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Free “Summer Giveaway” for Heart Valve Patients!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: June 17, 2022

[Update: Thanks so much to everybody who submitted an entry to our Summer Patient Giveaway.  We will announce the winner shortly!]

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Denis Morton, Peloton Instructor, Delivers Empowering Salute to Heart Valve Patients

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 28, 2022

After my heart surgery and Robyn’s brain surgery, we re-committed ourselves to a healthy life. For the physical component of that lifestyle, the two of us became Peloton enthusiasts.

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Adam’s Angels: Downright Amazing!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 5, 2022

Our Patient Community never ceases to amaze me!

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Join Over 500 Patients on Today’s Webinar!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Medical Expert: Marc Gerdisch, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Franciscan Health
Published: April 11, 2022

[April 15, 2022 Update: Great News! The “Advancing Aortic Valve Surgery Using 3D Imaging & Artificial Intelligence” webinar with Dr. Gerdisch from Franciscan Health was a wonderful and very interactive session with over 500 patient registrations. You can now watch the webinar video playback at this link.]

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Our YouTube Channel Subscribers Jump 214%

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: April 7, 2022

New Interactive Features Launch at Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 4, 2022

Our online Community is one of the fastest growing sections of HeartValveSurgery.com. It’s a great place where patients, family members and friends can share their experiences, connect and learn from each other.

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Sara Wins Heart Valve Day Patient Giveaway!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: February 28, 2022

Thanks to all the wonderful patients in our community who entered our Heart Valve Day Patient Giveaway! It was amazing to see that over 1,000 patients entered the fun giveaway.

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Free “Heart Valve Day Giveaway” for Patients!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 21, 2022

[UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting entries for the “Heart Valve Day Giveaway”. All entries for the giveaway needed to be submitted by 11:59pm PST on February 22, 2022. We are sorry if you did not submit your entry in time. Click here to see which patient won the giveaway.]

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