Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: April 1, 2021
By Adam Pick on December 18, 2020
By Adam Pick on August 11, 2020
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.
By Adam Pick on May 16, 2019
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!
By Adam Pick on April 25, 2019
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!
By Adam Pick on February 17, 2019
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 fibrillation, coronary artery disease and aortic aneurysms.
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!
By Adam Pick on August 29, 2018
[Update: Please note that Dr. Allan Stewart is no longer performing surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.]
By Adam Pick on May 10, 2018
On behalf of his patients, their families and our global community…
By Adam Pick on March 21, 2018
By Adam Pick on December 21, 2017
Ready to go on a wonderful journey through the evolution of heart surgery?
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.
By Adam Pick on November 15, 2017
By Adam Pick on September 8, 2017
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!
By Adam Pick on November 22, 2016
One thing I love about being a part of this community is seeing and hearing wonderful patient stories. I often tell Robyn, my wife, I’m constantly “TMI’d” by this community. (So you know, the acronym TMI, in our family, means touched, moved and inspired. 🙂 )