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What Should Heart Valve Patients Know?


Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 3, 2022

Given the lifetime challenges and opportunities associated with heart valve disease (e.g. valve replacement failure, heart valve reoperations, etc.), the idea of “shared decision making” among patients and their doctors has become one of the important topics in heart valve disease right now.

To learn how patients and their doctors are using shared decision making to manage and treat heart valve disease, I just interviewed Ari Mintzer, a two-time heart valve surgery patient, and Dr. Eric Roselli,  the Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and Ari’s Surgeon.  As you will learn, Ari and Dr. Roselli have developed a unique plan to manage heart valve disease for the next 50 years of Ari’s life.

To learn more about shared decision making, Ari and Dr. Roselli, click here.

 


 

Many thanks to Ari Mintzer and Dr. Eric Roselli for providing so many valuable and patient-centric insights about their collective approach to shared decision making, heart valve disease and friendship.

Keep on tickin!
Adam

Written by Adam Pick
Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.



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