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AFib & Heart Valve Patient Advocacy Initiative







Mitral Valve Disease Awareness Week Attends Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting
 Attends Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting
 Sponsors Cardiac Surgery of Johann with Gift of Life




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Dr. Luis Castro Receives 200 Patient Reviews





Heart Valve Calcification Webinar




Baptist Health Louisville Joins



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Heart Valve Repair Webinar with Dr. Szeto and Dr. Atluri




Gift of Life Patient - Traver & Adam Pick


  • December 30, 2020 - announces the Top 15 Heart Valve Surgery Posts of 2020 after receiving more than 300,000 social media engagements (shares, comments, likes) during the past 12 months.


Top Heart Valve Surgery Posts of 2020




Atrial Fibrillation & Aortic Stenosis Diagram




Penn Medicine Joins







Ross Procedure Webinar Announcement













Heart Valve Research: Patient Survey Results About Clinical Trials







Adam Pick Interviewed on Connecting Caregivers Radio Show




Free eBook: Advances in COVID-19 & Heart Valve Therapy




Adam Pick Thanks Medtronic & Abbott for Support During COVID

  • August 20, 2020 - to host LIVE and FREE webninar for heart valve patients about treatment during COVID-19 pandemic. Featured speakers including Dr. Joanna Chikwe, Chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, and Dr. Jaime Burkle, Clinical Manager of the Piedmont Heart Perimeter Office. Learn More. 


Announcement for COVID & Heart Valve Webinar Featuring Dr. Joanna Chikwe & Dr. Jaime Burkle

  • August 8, 2020 - founder and patient advocate, Adam Pick, interviewed on the "Bill Martinez Live" nationally-syndicated radio show about the "Active Living" initiative, aortic stenosis, TAVR, COVID-19, and miscconceptions about heart valve disease.  Learn More. 


Bill Martinez Radio Show Interviews Adam Pick, Founder


  • August 5, 2020 - announces results from a new 3,400 patient and caregiver survey which reveals "Active Living" a top priority among patients seeking treatment. Learn More. 


Active Living Survey & Campaign Announced for Heart Valve Patients


  • July 15, 2020 - Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical device companies and a leading heart valve manufacturer, joins forces with to educate and to empower patients. Learn More. 


Medtronic Joins Community



  • May 20, 2020 - ranks #2 on Feedspot's "Top Heart Blogs & Websites" of 2020. Learn More. Ranks #2 in Feedspot Heart Website Rankings



  • April 28, 2020 - announces that 3,000+ patients completed the "Heart Valve Disease Patient Experience Survey" in less than 7 days. Learn more.


Announcement of 3,000 Heart Valve Patient Survey Completions by



  • April 7, 2020 - announces the launch of 10 educational resources specific to the coronavirus, COVID-19 and heart valve disease management. Learn more.


COVID-19 Resources Announced for Heart Valve Patients



  • February 20, 2020 - announces that the "Ask Adam Anything" video series from the Heart Valve Society Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has posted.  Learn more.


Ask Adam Pick Anything Video Series Announced from Heart Valve Society Meeting



  • December 30, 2019 - announces its "Top 15 Heart Valve Posts of 2019" after receiving more than 100,000 social media shares during the past 12 months. Learn more.

Top 15 Heart Valve Posts for 2019



  • October 9, 2019 - announces that its Facebook page has reached over 300,000 patient and caregiver members. Learn more.


Adam Pick Announcing 300,000 Facebook Members of


  • May 9, 2019 - receives Health On The Internet certification (HONcode) for managing a transparent and reliable health-specific website. Learn more.


HONcode Certificate for



  • April 1, 2019 - reports that Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones, is scheduled for aortic valve replacement.  What 5 facts should you know about Mick Jagger's transcather aortic valve replacement?  Learn more. 


Mick Jagger Singing Before TAVR Procedure



  • March 25, 2019 - publishes the free 54-page eBook, "Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy", for immediate download. Authors include Dr. Clyde Yancy, Past President of the American Heart Association, Dr. Charles Davidson, Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine, and Adam Pick, founder of  Learn more.


Free Ebook: Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy



  • March 13, 2019 - hosts "Advances in Mitral Valve Therapy" webinar with over 439 patient registrants.  Guest speakers include Dr. Clyde Yancy, past-president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Charles Davidson, Professor of Cardiology at Norhwestern Medicine, and Adam Pick, founder of Learn more.


Mitral Valve Webinar Announces Over 400 Patient Registrations




Facebook Live Videos from Heart Valve Summit Conference



  • September 6, 2018 - announces the launch of a new "Free Educational eBooks" section. Patients and family members can now download 7 educational eBooks about heart valve disease and treatment options that feature leading cardiac surgeons and cardiologists.  See Free Heart Valve eBooks.

Free eBooks Section of Website Announced



  • September 1, 2018 - announces that over 275,000 patients have joined its rapidly growing Facebook page. See the HVS Facebook page.

275,000 Facebook Fans Announced for



  • July 28, 2018 - 5.0 relaunches with many new features and over 10,000 pages of updated content. Learn More.


Relaunch Announcement for



  • October 14, 2017 - announces new HIPAA-compliance and security features to protect its patient community.  Learn More.


Security Upgrades to



  • June 2, 2016 - announces that over 120,000 patients have joined its new Facebook page. See the HVS Facebook page.

    120,000 Facebook Likes Announced for



  • July 13, 2015 - launches "Patient Success Week" to raise awarenes for heart valve disease to 1,000,000 people. Watch launch announcement.


Patient Success Week for Heart Valve Patients


  • June 8, 2015 - (HVS) announces that the University of Michigan's Frankel Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan has expanded its sponsorship and launched a Heart Hospital Microsite at HVS. See the U of M Microsite.

  • May 29, 2015 - (HVS) announces that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has expanded its sponsorship and launched a Heart Hospital Microsite at HVS. See the UPMC Microsite.


  • May 15, 2015 - (HVS) announces that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California has expanded its sponsorship and launched a Heart Hospital Microsite at HVS. See the Cedars-Sinai Microsite.


  • February 17, 2015 - announces a free eBook and video for its "Advances in Mitral Valve Surgery and Valve Management Guidelines" webinar with Dr. David Adams from The Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Rick Nishimura from the Mayo Clinic. Read more.




  • November 17, 2014 - Following its educational webinar with Dr. Robert Bonow, past-president of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Patrick McCarthy, chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Medicine, announces the publication of a free eBook and video of the event. Read more...


  • October 15, 2014 - relaunches with 200 new features. Read more...


  • September 16, 2014 - Adam Pick, patient and founder of, to speak at the 2nd Annual Bicuspid Aortic Valve Conference for patients at Northwestern Medicine and Lurie's Chldrens Hospital in Chicago. Read more...


  • July 26, 2014 - Dr. Allan Stewart, of the Mount Sinai Hospital, and Adam Pick, founder of, host "Advances in Aortic Valve & Aneurysm Surgery" webinar with over 300 patient registrations and 125 live attendees. Read more...


  • May 21, 2014 - named "Best Cardiac Website of 2014" by PMT. Learn more...


  • May 7, 2014 - Dr. James Wudel from the Nebraska Heart Institute becomes the newest sponsor of and launches an Interactive Surgeon Profile. Read more...


  • March 11, 2014 - Adam Pick, founder of speaks at "Championing Care for the Patient with Aortic Stenosis" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...


  • February 26, 2014 - Dr. Luis Castro, of Sequoia Heart & Vascular Institute, and Adam Pick, founder of, host webinar, "What Can Patients Expect?" with over 250 registrants. Learn more...


  • January 13, 2014 - issues first Mitral Regurgitation Infographic to help patients diagnosed with leaking mitral valves. See the infographic...


  • December 3, 2013 - Over 200 patients register for "Advances in Mitral Valve & Tricuspid Valve Surgery; Plus Atrial Fibrillation Webinar" with Drs. Patrick McCarthy and Robert Bonow. Read more...


  • October 2, 2013 - The Columbia Heart Valve Center launches a Heart Valve Clinic Microsite at To see the microsite, click here.


  • August 20, 2013 - Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Dr. Clifton Lewis announces partnership with to raise awareness to educate patients with valvular disorders.


  • August 2, 2013 - Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu named "Featured Heart Valve Surgeon" by


  • July 23, 2013 - releases "The Advantages of the Ross Procedure", a unique educational film featuring Dr. Paul Stelzer and Peter Woglom. See the film. 


  • July 18, 2013 - Mount Sinai and announce the release of "The Importance of Mitral Valve Repair Surgery" eBook and video.


  • July 8, 2013 - posts "Behind The Scenes: The 2013 Mitral Conclave" after attending the event with over 1,000 surgeons and cariologists. Watch the video.


  • April 10, 2013 - launches first Aortic Stenosis Infographic to raise awareness to dangers of heart valve disorders. For more, click here.


  • March 17, 2013 - Adam Pick, patient and founder of, attends Medical Mission with Dr. David Adams and The Mount Sinai Medical Center at Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud in the Dominican Republic. To learn more, click here.


Adam Pick with Dr. David Adams on Dominican Republic Medical Mission for Mitral Valve PatientsDr. David Adams & Adam Pick in the Dominican Republic



  • December 1, 2012 - Dr. Steven Bolling announced 'Featured Heart Valve Surgeon' at To learn more, click here.



  • October 2, 2012 - Dr. Luis Castro of Sequoia Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute Named 'Featured Heart Valve Surgeon' at



  • June 29, 2012 - Dr. Vaughn Starnes & Keck Hospital of University of Southern California Launches a 'Heart Valve Clinic Microsite' at



  • June 12, 2012 - Dr. David Adams, Dr. Paul Stelzer & The Mount Sinai Medical Center launches dedicated 'Heart Valve Clinic Microsite' at


  • June 4, 2012 - Dr. Kevin Accola & Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute launches the first 'Heart Valve Clinic Microsite' at


  • May 31, 2012 - relaunches with over 50 new features and functions to educate and empower patients.


  • April 26, 2012 - Adam Pick, founder of, travels to Cleveland Clinic for an all-day tour of its Heart & Vascular Institute. See tour report...

  • March 14, 2012 - Dr. Lars Svensson and Dr. Murat Tuzcu to host special web chat about heart valve disease, diagnosis, intervention and surgery. Read more...

  • February 26, 2012 - featured in "Mitral Valve Leakage Can Lead To Heart Failure If Left Untreated" in the New York Daily NewsRead more...

  • February 5, 2012 - Dr. Alfredo Trento of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced "Featured Surgeon" at Read more...

  • January 11, 2012 - Dr. Paul Stelzer of Mount Sinai Medical Center completes 500th Ross Procedure surgery. Read more...

  • June 30, 2010 - Adam Pick, founder of, featured on the cover of "Cardiovascular Care", a special Chicago Tribune publication. Read more...


  • March 31, 2010 - donates $5,000 to Gift of Life International to support the cardiac procedure of Victor Saravia from El Salvador. Read more...


Victor Saravia Receives Gift of Life Donation for Heart Surgery from


  • May 19, 2009 - launches world's first online patient recommendation database for heart valve surgeons.


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