By Adam Pick on March 4, 2014
The response to our webinar, “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?”, has been extraordinary. Hosted by Dr. Luis Castro and myself, this 60-minute session connected over 100 attendees in real-time to discuss patient expectations before, during and after heart surgery.
Webinar Announcement: “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?” with Dr. Castro & Me on February 26!
By Adam Pick on February 18, 2014
Did you know that over 40% of patients feel they were not adequately prepared for heart valve surgery?
By Adam Pick on December 30, 2013
During 2013, our patient and caregiver community actively discussed many topics specific to the treatment of heart valve disease. As we prepare to enter 2014, I thought it might be helpful — for all of us — to look back at those stories that generated the most interest and social sharing during the past twelve months.
By Adam Pick on December 24, 2013
I wanted to take a quick moment to wish you, the wonderful patients and caregivers in our community, a very happy and healthy holidays.
By Adam Pick on December 12, 2013
Great news! Our recent webinar, “Advances in Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Surgery; Plus, Atrial Fibrillation”, was fantastic! Over 235 patients and caregivers registered to learn critical insights about mitral valve disorders, tricuspid valve defects and atrial fibrillation from Dr. Robert Bonow, past president of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Patrick McCarthy, chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Medicine.
By Adam Pick on December 3, 2013
Great news everybody!
By Adam Pick on November 25, 2013
I am very excited to announce that Dr. Robert Bonow, past president of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Patrick McCarthy, chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, will be hosting a special one-hour webinar on Wednesday, December 4, at 4:30pm CST.
By Adam Pick on August 15, 2013
If you are a pet owner, you are well aware of the joy that pets bring to your daily life. Pet owners may also receive another added benefit: longevity, according to a recent study by the American Heart Association (AHA).
By Adam Pick on June 27, 2013
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By Adam Pick on April 19, 2013
Earlier today, I was reading the latest online edition of US News and World Report when I came across an interesting fact about infections that can lead to valvular disorders. That said, I thought you might like a daily dose of heart valve trivia.
By Adam Pick on March 15, 2013
I awoke this morning in Santo Domingo with a good feeling. During the day, that feeling transformed from good… to great… to inspired… to extraordinary. The source of that transformation was ‘Day One’ of the Mount Sinai Medical Mission at Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud (HGPS) in the Dominican Republic. While I could ramble on-and-on about all that we experienced today, I thought it might be fun to share several pictures from this altruistic event.
By Adam Pick on March 10, 2013
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By Adam Pick on February 23, 2013
My dad, Jerry, just sent me this interesting note about the human body…
By Adam Pick on February 18, 2013
Over the past few months, I’ve received several pieces of constructive criticism that we needed to create a video library. Both patients and caregivers shared with me that our original videos were very helpful but scattered all over the website. I completely agreed.
By Adam Pick on December 24, 2012
On Friday, I celebrated my 7th anniversary from heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on December 3, 2012
Good news! Six years into this project, I finally made it to the American Heart Association conference.
By Adam Pick on November 20, 2012
On behalf of Ethan (my son) and Robyn (my wife), I wanted to wish all of the patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, cardiac centers and medical device manufacturers, a very Happy Thanksgiving!