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Mayo Clinic Joins Our Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 26, 2021

Wonderful News!!!  Mayo Clinic, a top-ranked heart surgery program with cardiac centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, has joined the HeartValveSurgery.com community!

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Heart Valve Experts Show Wonderful Support for Our Patient Community!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: April 1, 2021

Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center Joins HeartValveSurgery.com!

By Adam Pick on December 18, 2020

I am very excited to announce that Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center just became a new sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Telehealth Reform: COVID-19 Unites 180 Distinguished Physicians to Send Congress This Letter

By Adam Pick on August 11, 2020

Sometimes… It’s hard to imagine that anything good can come from COVID-19.  The novel coronavirus has cast an undeniable darkness upon our planet with 20+ million infections and 737 thousand deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

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Congratulations to Dr. Vaughn Starnes, My Surgeon, For Becoming the 100th President of the AATS!

By Adam Pick on May 18, 2019

As one of his many patients, I am excited to announce that Dr. Vaughn Starnes just became the 100th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).  Doctor Starnes succeeded another celebrated surgeon here at HeartValveSurgery.com, Dr. David Adams, at the recent AATS Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

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True or False: 70% of Patients Use Online Reviews to Select Heart Surgeons

By Adam Pick on May 16, 2019

Last week… In my heart valve surgery newsletter, I asked our patient community a very simple question, “Would you recommend your heart surgeon?”

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Will You Recommend Your Heart Surgeon?

By Adam Pick on May 10, 2019

It’s been 10 wonderful years since we launched the Surgeon Finder at HeartValveSurgery.com.  You might remember that we launched the Surgeon Finder to quickly help patients locate and research patient-recommended surgeons.  In the last three years alone, the Surgeon Finder had over 756,000 page views.  Amazing!

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Marc Gerdisch Receives 100 Patient Testimonials!

By Adam Pick on April 25, 2019

I am excited and honored to announce that Dr. Marc Gerdisch just received his 100th patient testimonial at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Nebraska Heart Institute Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on April 10, 2019

Great news! I am very excited to announce that Nebraska Heart Institute just launched a Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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12 Surgeons Help Me Film 20 Videos at STS!

By Adam Pick on February 6, 2019

On behalf of our patient community, I want to thank the 12 surgeons who helped me film an educational video series at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting in San Diego. I was really humbled that so many awesome surgeons came together to film videos about heart valve disorders, atrial fibrillationcoronary artery disease and aortic aneurysms.

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Inside The Operating Room: Dr. Allan Stewart Explains Heart Surgery

By Adam Pick on September 25, 2018

It’s not every day I get a chance to see a world-renowned cardiac surgery operate.  So… When Dr. Allan Stewart at HCA Healthcare East Florida invited me into his operating room to observe a mitral valve repair and Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, I immediately booked a flight and hopped on a plane to Miami.   As you can see below,  this educational experience was extraordinary!

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Thanks to Dr. Allan Stewart, Our 1st Sponsor In Miami!

By Adam Pick on August 29, 2018

[Update: Please note that Dr. Allan Stewart is no longer performing surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.]

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Congratulations to Dr. David Adams, New AATS President!!!

By Adam Pick on May 10, 2018

On behalf of his patients, their families and our global community…

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Thanks To Dr. John Mehall, Our 1st Sponsor in Colorado!

By Adam Pick on March 21, 2018

On behalf of our community, I wanted to extend a humongous thanks to Dr. John Mehall for becoming our first sponsor in Colorado.   Dr. Mehall, who specializes in minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery, has performed over 1,000 heart valve procedures.

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Heart Surgery: Past, Present & Future

By Adam Pick on December 21, 2017

Ready to go on a wonderful journey through the evolution of heart surgery?

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1,000 TAVRs for The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano!

By Adam Pick on November 29, 2017

The evolution of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has transformed from a crazy idea to a life-saving therapy during the past 25 years. Throughout that time, many dedicated doctors, research staffs, clinical specialists and medical device companies joined forces to bring about a “new age” in minimally invasive, valvular therapy that does not require an incision to the patient’s sternum or ribs.

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Luis Castro Receives Over 100 Patient Testimonials!

By Adam Pick on November 15, 2017

I am overly excited to share that Dr. Luis Castro just received his 103rd patient testimonial at his surgeon profile.

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Dr. Patrick McCarthy Is First Surgeon to Receive 100 Patient Reviews at HVS!

By Adam Pick on September 8, 2017

I am happy and honored to announce that Dr. Patrick McCarthy just became the first surgeon at HeartValveSurgery.com to receive 100 patient testimonials at his surgeon profile!!!

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Weill Cornell Medicine Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on May 16, 2017

I am very excited to announce that Weill Cornell Medicine (Weill Cornell) just launched a new Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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