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By Adam Pick

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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This 91-Year Old Patient & Dr. Mack Did What???

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. 🙂 )

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Rush University Medical Center Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on September 29, 2016

I am very excited to announce that Rush University Medical Center (Rush) just launched a Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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WVU Medicine Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on July 21, 2016

I am very excited to announce that WVU Medicine just launched a Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Sentara Heart Hospital Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on September 17, 2015

Earlier this year, I was very fortunate to tour the Sentara Heart Valve Center in Norfolk, Virginia. During my visit, I met several members of the Sentara team and filmed an educational video with Dr. Philpott about the concomitant treatment of heart valve disease and atrial fibrillation.

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Minneapolis Heart Institute Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on August 18, 2015

I am very excited to announce that the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital just launched a Heart Valve Clinic Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on June 4, 2015

I am very excited to announce that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) just launched a Heart Valve Clinic Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. David Adams, Mitral Valve Expert, Harnesses Education to Improve Patient Outcomes

By Adam Pick on April 15, 2015

In 2009, after launching the Surgeon Finder, my inbox quickly filled-up with patient recommendations for Dr. David Adams. As I reviewed the recommendations, I noticed something… Every post was uploaded by a mitral valve repair patient.

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Heart Hospital Tour: The Carilion Clinic

By Adam Pick on April 1, 2015

Two years ago at the TCT conference in San Francisco, I was very fortunate to connect with Dr. Jason Foerst, an interventional cardiologist that specializes in transcatheter valve therapy. When we met, Dr. Foerst was going through the process of launching a Heart Valve Clinic — which is no easy task.

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Special Patient Video: What Do Christine & Pedro Have in Common?

By Adam Pick on March 23, 2015

[Update: Please note that Dr. Allan Stewart is no longer performing surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital.]

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Carilion Clinic Launches Heart Valve Microsite!

By Adam Pick on November 20, 2014

I am very excited to announce that Carilion Clinic just launched a Heart Valve Clinic Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com!

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