Dr. Edwin C. McGee, Jr. of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Named 'Featured Heart Valve Surgeon' at HeartValveSurgery.com

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Leading Patient Advocacy Website Acknowledges Dr. Edwin McGee For Pursuit of Healthy Hearts

Dr. Edwin C. McGee, Jr.

Dr. McGee’s pursuit of healthy hearts has transformed the lives of many patients within our community,” stated Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.

HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that Dr. Edwin C. McGee, Jr. has been named its current ‘Featured Heart Valve Surgeon’.

Dr. McGee practices at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #17 nationally ranked Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program by U.S. News and World Report. At Northwestern, Dr. McGee is the surgical director of its Advanced Heart Failure Program, which includes the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance Program.

“Dr. McGee’s pursuit of healthy hearts has transformed the lives of many patients within our community,” stated Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com, author of The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, and a former patient. “Patients including Michael McKeon and Maria Leibold have celebrated Dr. McGee with glowing testimonials after successful heart valve surgery.”

Michael McKeon, a former aortic valve replacement patient, stated, “I don’t overstate the facts here - Dr. McGee and his supporting team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital saved my life.”

Maria Leibold, a multiple heart valve surgery patient, noted, “Dr. McGee is an amazing physician with an equally amazing team.”

During September, Dr. McGee will be featured across the HeartValveSurgery.com platform which includes a social network, a surgeon finder, a valve clinic directory, educational videos, a book and a blog.

“I believe that each patient is unique and each heart is unique,” says Dr. McGee. “This belief is core to the educational initiatives at HeartValveSurgery.com. It’s great to be working with this patient advocacy group.”

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

To see Dr. McGee’s featured post at HeartValveSurgery.com, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com/McGee.

About HeartValveSurgery.com

Founded in 2006, HeartValveSurgery.com has helped millions of patients and caregivers better understand the potential challenges and opportunities of heart valve surgery from the patient perspective.

This website provides a trusted, end-to-end platform for patient education and empowerment including a surgeon finder, a social network, videos, an interactive blog and a heart valve clinic directory to support patients before, during and after heart valve surgery.

For more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com.

Contact HeartValveSurgery.com:
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
robyn(at)heartvalvesurgery(dot)com
(310) 721-0587

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