Cardiac Surgery Specialists Partners with to Educate Patients with Heart Valve Disease

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Leading cardiac surgery program and patient advocacy website join forces to raise awareness to heart valve disease.

Dr. Michael Mack, Cardiac Surgery Specialists

Through its educational and interactive website, is raising awareness to heart valve disease for patients, their families and friends," stated Dr. Michael Mack., the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that Cardiac Surgery Specialists at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, which is considered one of the nation's top heart surgery programs, has become its newest sponsor.

“We are honored and excited to announce this partnership with Cardiac Surgery Specialists,” stated Adam Pick, founder of “Over 50 patients in our online community have experienced fantastic surgical results thanks to Drs. Mack, Ryan, Moore, Brinkman, Smith, Harrington, and Hutcheson.”

With its team of board certified surgeons in North Texas, Cardiac Surgery Specialists offers patients a complete approach to valve therapy. In addition to established surgical techniques, Cardiac Surgical Specialists has pioneered the clinical use of valvular breakthroughs including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), minimally invasive, and robotic mitral valve repair surgery.

“Through its educational and interactive website, is raising awareness to heart valve disease for patients, their families and friends,” stated Dr. Michael Mack, a founding member of Cardiac Surgery Specialists and past president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, who has performed over 3,000 valve procedures. “We look forward to working with the team.” offers patients a trusted, end-to-end platform for learning about heart valve repair and heart valve replacement surgery. The platform includes a social network, a surgeon finder, a cardiac clinic directory, an educational video library, a blog and a book.

During 2012, received over 1 million patient and caregiver visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information. To learn more, please visit


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

Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
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