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Free eBook: What are the Latest Advances in Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy?

By Adam Pick on November 16, 2016

Great news! Our webinar, “Advances in Transcatheter Heart Valve Surgery”, was amazing! During this online event, over 150 patients connected live with Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Davidson, Dr. Malaisrie and me.  

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CDC Update: What Should You Know About Heater Cooler Machines, Infections & Heart Surgery?

By Adam Pick on November 8, 2016

In case you missed it… There was a very important CDC update recently that addressed a potential link between heater cooler machines and infections for heart surgery patients. My goal with this post is not to alarm you. Instead, with the help of Dr. Raymond Singer and the CDC, I want to educate you about this development.

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So Sorry! Please Accept An Instant 35% Discount On My Book!

By Adam Pick on July 21, 2016

I am so sorry that we ran out of paperback copies of my book, The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, last month. I know many of you were disappointed by the sell-out.

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Which 8 Numbers Lower Heart Disease Risk Factors?

By Adam Pick on February 19, 2016

Ready to learn 8 important numbers that lower risk factors for heart disease? If so, check out this awesome new infographic from Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular to celebrate Heart Month!

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Launching Now: Smiling Scar Selfie Team App!!!

By Adam Pick on February 12, 2016

Have you noticed something? The patients in our community have been posting wonderful Selfies after their surgeries. Actually, they’re not just smiling… They’re also showing off their scars as a badge of courage. It’s beyond inspirational for our community and for future patients. However, there was no “home” for these selfies. 🙁

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Top 10 Heart Valve Stories of 2015!

By Adam Pick on December 31, 2015

2015 was another amazing year for our community!

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Surgeon Q&A: “Does One Valve Surgery Lead To Another?” asks Melanie

By Adam Pick on November 5, 2015

At the awesome Heart Valve Summit, I received a bunch of great questions for our ‘Ask Me Anything’ video series. For example, Melanie-Ann asked me, “If one valve has been replaced… Does it make it more likely that another valve will have to be repaired or replaced later on?”

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Inside Access: What Should All Patients Know About the Mitral Conclave?

By Adam Pick on August 18, 2015

Did you know that over 1,000 surgeons and cardiologists recently met in New York City for the Mitral Conclave conference? Curious to know why and how this extraordinary, two-day event is transforming heart valve therapy?

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Don’t Miss: The 31st Marfan Syndrome Family Conference Next Week in Chicago!

By Adam Pick on July 31, 2015

As many patients in our community have Marfan Syndrome, I wanted to share that the 31st Annual Marfan Syndrome Family Conference will be held next week, August 6-9, in Chicago.

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Announcing the “2015 Patient Success Week” to Raise Awareness for Heart Valve Disease to 1,000,000 People!

By Adam Pick on July 13, 2015

Is it just me? Or, have you noticed that heart valve disease gets very little public awareness? I mean… Compared to other medical conditions… Doesn’t it feel like heart valve disease gets no “love” when you consider that 5 million people are diagnosed with valve disorders every year?

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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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