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By Adam Pick

Special Announcement: The Mount Sinai Medical Center Launches Heart Valve Microsite at HeartValveSurgery.com

By Adam Pick on June 16, 2012

In 2008, when I first spoke with Doctor David Adams, the Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, he immediately understood the key objective of this website – to educate and empower patients from diagnosis through recovery. Over the years, Dr. Adams’ support of this project has been extraordinary and, most importantly, Dr. Adams has performed successful surgery on many patients in our community. As you can see at his profile page, Dr. Adams has 25 patients testimonials in our Surgeon Finder.

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AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute) Launches ‘Heart Valve Clinic Microsite’ In Our Cardiac Clinics Section

By Adam Pick on June 4, 2012

As many of you know, Dr. Kevin Accola and his team at AdventHealth (formerly Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute) have been incredibly supportive of our patient and caregiver community. In addition to providing  great surgical results — to patients like Denise Ring, Duane Hunt, Scott Nieman and many others — Dr. Accola and AdventHealth have provided excellent content to further educate and empower us through heart valve surgery.

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The New ‘Valve Clinic Directory’ Section Of Our Website!

By Adam Pick on May 17, 2012

Over the past year, I have spoke with many of you about the different ways in which we could improve this website. Many of the comments I received went something like this…

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Valve Clinic Tour: Beyond The #1 Ranking, Cleveland Clinic Places Patients First

By Adam Pick on April 26, 2012

Yesterday, I was incredibly fortunate to visit the Cleveland Clinic. While there, I met several cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, quality teams and administrators during a tour of the six-story Heart & Vascular Institute, commonly referred to as ‘HVI’.

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Educational Video: Dr. Marc Gillinov & Dr. Nissen Address Heart Disease On PBS

By Adam Pick on March 3, 2012

In case you missed it, Dr. Marc Gillinov and Dr. Steven Nissen were just on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. It’s a great interview that addresses several issues specific to cardiac disease including prevention, lifestyle choices, healthcare reform, diet, exercise, medical advances, workplace incentives, myths and treatment.

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Alfredo Trento’s Innovative Approach To Cardiac Care Leads Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

By Adam Pick on February 6, 2012

Each time I meet a cardiac surgeon with a “Chief”, “Chairman” or “Director” in front of their name, I feel extraordinarily humble. I know those titles are not easy to attain. I know these physicians have spent their entire lives learning, researching and teaching about cardiac care. Lastly, I know these doctors have spent thousands of hours in the operating room pursuing surgical perfection, always innovating to improve patient outcomes.

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A Must Read… “Heart 411” By Dr. Gillinov & Dr. Nissen

By Adam Pick on February 3, 2012

Since launching this blog 5 years ago, I have only recommended one book about cardiac care.

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Dr. Paul Stelzer Performs 500th Ross Procedure On Mark!

By Adam Pick on January 11, 2012

After I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and regurgitation, I chose the Ross Procedure for my heart valve replacement surgery. While this approach to aortic valve replacement is more complex, I found the benefits of this procedure outweighed the risks. (To learn more about the Ross Procedure, click here.)

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Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Marc Gillinov Receives Praise Overload From Patients, Caregivers & Peers

By Adam Pick on January 4, 2012

During my research for my book and this website, I have been fortunate to meet several incredible surgeons. Dr. Marc Gillinov is one such surgeon.

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Special Announcement: Don’t Miss “Ask The Surgeon” Web Chat With Dr. Bruce Lytle Of The Cleveland Clinic

By Adam Pick on November 21, 2011

I just learned some great news! Dr. Bruce Lytle, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Heart Institute, will be hosting a special, live web chat titled “Ask The Heart Surgeon” this Wednesday at 12 pm (EST). Needless to say, this is an exciting opportunity for patients and caregivers to gain direct access to one of the leading heart valve surgeons.

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Heart Valve Summit Video #1: Cardiologists & Surgeons Unite To Advance Valvular Therapy!

By Adam Pick on October 20, 2011

As I write this, I am flying home to Los Angeles after attending the 2011 Heart Valve Summit. The meeting was beyond exciting as over 500 cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician assistants and nurses congregated in Chicago to discuss the treatment of heart valve disease — including heart valve repair and heart valve replacement surgery.

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Surgeon Spotlight: With Over 4,000 Heart Valve Procedures Complete, Dr. Patrick McCarthy Is Celebrated By His Patients

By Adam Pick on October 6, 2011

It is an honor to shine our surgeon spotlight on Dr. Patrick McCarthy, the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

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