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Video Guide: Introducing Heart Valve Journals 2.0

By Adam Pick on October 6, 2014

In connection with the recent relaunch of HeartValveSurgery.com, I am excited to introduce you to Heart Valve Journals 2.0. As you may know, Heart Valve Journals (HVJ) is a special online community of patients, their family members and friends. We started HVJ, in 2009, to help patients meet and learn from each other. Since then, HVJ has helped 1000’s of people — from diagnosis through recovery.

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New Website Tip: The Best Way For Existing Users To Login To Heart Valve Journals

By Adam Pick on September 26, 2014

Here’s a real quick and important tip for all existing users of Heart Valve Journals in the ‘My Community’ section of the relaunched website….

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The 4 Good Habits That Promote a Long, Healthy Life

By Adam Pick on May 19, 2014

After I posted the story about my recent Fitbit experience, I received several encouraging comments about the habits and the behaviors that promote a long, healthy life.

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Speaking Announcement: Thanks to the ACC & Cedars-Sinai for Inviting Me to Talk Tomorrow at “Championing Care”

By Adam Pick on March 11, 2014

Many thanks to the American College of Cardiology and Cedars-Sinai for inviting me to speak at the “Championing Care for the Patient with Aortic Stenosis” event tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12 at 1pm PST.

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Science News: 2014 Heart Valve Disease Management Guidelines Announced by the AHA / ACC

By Adam Pick on March 5, 2014

If you didn’t know, there are physician guidelines for the management and treatment of heart valve disease. These guidelines, which were created by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, are used by your cardiologist and heart surgeon to determine the best approach for the treatment of valvular disorders including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.

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The Webinar eBook & Video for “What Can Heart Valve Surgery Patients Expect?” by Dr. Castro & Me

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.

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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?

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Top 10 Heart Valve Surgery Stories of 2013

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.

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Happy Holidays from Ethan, Robyn and Me!

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.

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Free eBook & Video: “Advances in Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Surgery; Plus, Atrial Fibrillation”

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.

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Special Announcement: Dr. Bonow & Dr. McCarthy to Host Live Webinar for Patients on December 4

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.

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New Research: Pets May Boost Heart Health

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).

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Trivia: How Many iPads Does It Take To Run A Heart Valve Webinar?

By Adam Pick on June 27, 2013

We just had a great webinar about mitral valve repair surgery. (FYI, I’ll be posting the transcript and video shortly.)

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Another Great Infographic To Educate You About Heart Disease

By Adam Pick on April 28, 2013

The response to our aortic stenosis infographic was extraordinary. Thus far, the infographic received over 300 Facebook ‘Likes’ and more than 135 Twitter posts.

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