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3 Patient Tips For Great Mitral Valve Surgery Results

By Adam Pick on August 10, 2017

I’m a big fan of simple and thoughtful advice for patients. So, when I learned about this new study, “Relation of Mitral Valve Surgery Volume to Repair Rate, Durability & Survival”, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, I wanted to share it with our community.

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Thanks to the MitraClip, Kato Celebrates Her 100th Birthday!

By Adam Pick on July 13, 2017

This is an amazing woman. At 92, Kato Pomer was on the brink of death due to severe mitral regurgitation. Then… Thanks to the love and tenacity of Karen, her daughter, Kato enrolled in a clinical trial for the MitraClip at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Surgeon Q&A: Top 4 Facts About Mitral Valve Chords

By Adam Pick on May 30, 2017

I recently received a great question from Sandy about mitral regurgitation and her mitral chords, also known as mitral chordae.

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Theoretical Physicist, Boris Kayser, Travels to New York for Mitral Valve Surgery & Bagels!

By Adam Pick on January 23, 2016

[This story is brought to you by the Mitral Foundation in collaboration with HeartValveSurgery.com]

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Thanks to the MitraClip, Charlotte Cummings is Walking Again!

By Adam Pick on January 13, 2016

Charlotte Cummings, 81, could no longer walk the streets of Chicago due to shortness of breath and fatigue. She suffered from severe mitral valve regurgitation and other health concerns. Unfortunately, Charlotte was not a candidate for mitral valve surgery due to the risks associated with traditional surgical approaches.

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Surgeon Q&A: “When Should The Mitral Valve Be Repaired?” asks Pamela

By Adam Pick on November 3, 2015

For our next ‘Ask Me Anything’ video from the Heart Valve Summit, we’re going to answer a great question from Pamela. In her Facebook post, Pamela asks, “When should the mitral valve be repaired?”

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Surgeon Q&A: “How Durable Is A Heart Valve Repair Ring?” asks Diane

By Adam Pick on October 20, 2015

During our recent “Ask Me Anything” video series, I received a great question from Diane McKee. In her email, Diane writes, “I had a mitral valve repair 20 years ago. Is the heart valve repair ring going to last a life span?”

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Special Video: The Final “Ask Me Anything” from the Mitral Conclave

By Adam Pick on June 30, 2015

Great news! Our ‘Ask Me Anything’ video series from the Mitral Conclave Conference has been an educational hit!

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Ask Me Anything #2: “Is the MitraClip Close to Being a Standardized Procedure?” asks Dorothy

By Adam Pick on May 12, 2015

For our second “Ask Me Anything” video from the Mitral Conclave conference, we’re going to answer Dorothy’s question about the MitraClip, a new transcatheter mitral valve repair device (TMVR) that received FDA approval in 2013. In her post, Dorothy asked me, “Is the MitraClip getting closer to being a standardized procedure?”

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