Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute Launches First 'Heart Valve Clinic Microsite' at HeartValveSurgery.com

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Leading Cardiac Center and Patient Advocacy Website Join Forces to Educate and Empower Patients with Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Kevin Accola with Adam Pick and Monica Cohen (Heart Valve Summit)

Adam Pick, Dr. Kevin Accola & Monica Cohen

“Using a grass roots approach, HeartValveSurgery.com has done an exceptional job supporting millions of patients around the world,” notes Dr. Kevin Accola, Valve Center of Excellence Medical Director at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute.

To help educate the five million patients diagnosed with heart valve disease each year, Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute launched the world’s first 'Heart Valve Clinic Microsite' at HeartValveSurgery.com today.

This unique application provides patients and their caregivers a simple interface with extensive multimedia capabilities (virtual tours, educational videos, patient success stories) to help users learn about leading cardiac centers that specialize in treating heart valve disorders including aortic valve stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation, commonly referred to as a leaking heart valve.

“We are thrilled and honored to launch this new application with Dr. Kevin Accola and his team at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute,” notes Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com, author of The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and a double heart valve surgery patient. “This is a big step in our ongoing effort to empower patients through an often misguided and challenging process.”

To see the Florida Hospital Heart Valve Clinic Microsite, please click here.

With this new feature, HeartValveSurgery.com now offers patients a trusted, end-to-end platform for learning about heart valve surgery. The platform also includes a social network, a blog, a surgeon locator, educational videos, a cardiac clinics directory and a book.

During 2011, HeartValveSurgery.com received 1.2 million visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information.

“Using a grass roots approach, Adam has done an exceptional job supporting millions of patients around the world,” notes Dr. Kevin Accola, the Valve Center of Excellence Medical Director at Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute. “We’re very excited to partner with HeartValveSurgery.com and launch our microsite.”

To see the first Heart Valve Clinic Microsite, please visit HeartValveSurgery.com/FloridaHospital.

About HeartValveSurgery.com
Founded by Adam Pick in 2006, HeartValveSurgery.com has helped millions of patients and their caregivers better understand the potential challenges and opportunities of heart valve surgery from the patient perspective. This unique website provides over 10,000 pages of complimentary information (educational videos, a surgeon locator, a social network, an interactive blog) to support patients before, during and after heart valve surgery. For more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com.

About Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, an established leader in the fight against cardiovascular disease since 1967, addresses every facet of heart health care. Through our Centers of Excellence in valve surgery, arrhythmia and ablation, and vascular surgery, we are a leading provider of cardiovascular and thoracic services. Serving more than 70,000 patients each year, including approximately 2,000 who receive cardiac surgery, our centers are supported by a team of more than 1,000 specially trained nurses and technicians. Our 135 board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons offer patients the best possible outcomes to patients in need of cardiac care.

Contact HeartValveSurgery.com:
Adam Pick, Founder
(310) 622-8739

Contact Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
Kathryn Dolphin, Marketing
(407) 303-2573

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