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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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Consumer Reports Releases 400 Hospital Rankings for Heart Surgery

By Adam Pick on November 19, 2014

Finding a great surgeon and experienced cardiac center is beyond critical for patients needing heart valve surgery. However, the process of acquiring trusted and reliable information about medical providers can sometimes be an uphill battle.

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Video: Using Patient-Centric Care to Improve Surgical Outcomes with Dr. Davtyan

By Adam Pick on June 12, 2014

As we have previously discussed, the heart valve surgery process — from diagnosis to recovery — can be isolating for patients.

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Dr. Allan Stewart Goes The Extra Mile For His Patients

By Adam Pick on June 2, 2014

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

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Ask the Expert: Safety, Technology & Heart Valve Surgery

By Adam Pick on May 6, 2014

As a patient, I distinctly remember the questions that raced through my brain when I learned that I needed open heart surgery. Those questions sounded a little something like “How do they fix my valve?” and “What will the recovery be like?” and “Will it hurt?” and, of course, “Is heart valve surgery safe?”

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