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Sara Educates & Inspires 38,443 People About Heart Valve Surgery!

By Adam Pick on January 17, 2019

I need to take a quick minute to thank Sara Colosimo for sharing her journey to a healthy heart with our community!!!  If you have yet to visit Sara’s Heart Valve Journal, now is your chance.

 

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New Study: Heart Surgery Not Linked to Memory Decline

By Adam Pick on January 17, 2019

Over the years, we’ve had several discussions about cognitive issues following heart surgery. Several patients in our community have complained of “pumphead”.  Patients often describe pumphead as forgetfulness and/or memory loss that is potentially attributable to heart-lung machine use during open-heart procedures.  At the same time, many patients in our community have not noticed any changes in mental capabilities following heart surgery.

 

Memory Decline After Heart Surgery

 

For this reason, I continue to search for more information about post-operative brain function so that we can all learn more.  That said, I just came across a new study that was recently published in the The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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“Ask Adam Anything” Videos from Facebook LIVE Just Posted!

By Adam Pick on October 15, 2018

In case you missed it…  Our first “Ask Adam Anything” video series on Facebook LIVE was amazing!!!  So many great questions.  So many great answers! To educate and empower you, I just posted the videos with Drs. Bolling, McCarthy and Roselli below, in our Videos section, and in our YouTube channel.

 

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Ask Adam Anything Live at The Heart Valve Summit!

By Adam Pick on October 9, 2018

You’ve got questions!  Let me get the answers!

That’s right.  Send me your questions about heart valve surgery and I’ll get them answered during our 1st Facebook LIVE sessions at the Heart Valve Summit this Thursday, October 11!   Simply EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS to adam@heartvalvesurgery.com or post your questions below.

 

 

When Are The Facebook LIVE Sessions?

On Thursday, October 11, we are very lucky to have scheduled three Facebook LIVE sessions during the Heart Valve Summit.  I will be joined by Dr. Steve Bolling, Director of the Mitral Valve Program at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Eric Roselli, the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

The agenda for the Facebook LIVE sessions on Thursday, October 11 are:

  • 9:00 am CST: Dr. Eric Roselli, Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
  • 2:30pm CST: Dr. Steve Bolling, Director of the Mitral Valve Program at Michigan Medicine
  • 3:30pm CST: Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

This is going to be great.  Don’t forget to send your questions to adam@heartvalvesurgery.com.

Keep on tickin!
Adam

Get Your Questions Answered on Facebook Live at the Heart Valve Summit!!!

By Adam Pick on October 8, 2018

Great News Everybody!  This Thursday, HeartValveSurgery.com will host our first Facebook Live event.  During the live broadcast, YOU CAN ASK YOUR QUESTIONS to the world’s leading surgeons and cardiologists at the Heart Valve Summit in Chicago.

 

 

As of now, our featured guests include Dr. Steve Bolling, Director of the Mitral Valve Program at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Eric Roselli, the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

 

How Can You Join the Facebook Live?

There are 3 ways you can participate in our Facebook Live.  First, you can join us at Facebook during our broadcast times.  The broadcast times will be posted soon.   Second, you can submit your questions directly to me before the event – either at this Facebook post or at adam@heartvalvesurgery.com.  Third,  all of our broadcasts will be posted at Facebook after the event.

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