Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that a new eBook titled, "Advances in Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Surgery; Plus, Atrial Fibrillation" is now available for download.
On December 4, 2013, Northwestern Medicine and HeartValveSurgery.com hosted a live, online webinar to educate patients about the causes, symptoms, risks and treatment of mitral valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and atrial fibrillation.
The featured speakers of the event included Dr. Robert O. Bonow, past president of the American Heart Association, and Dr. Patrick McCarthy, chief of cardiac surgery at Northwestern Medicine -- which currently ranks 12th for cardiology and heart surgery centers, according to U.S. News & World Reports.
"The response to this webinar was extraordinary – with over 235 patient and caregiver registrations," noted Adam Pick, a former heart valve surgery patient and website founder. "This 48-page eBook will further expand the global reach of this wonderful event – helping patients in countries all over the world."
During the webinar, Drs. Bonow and McCarthy provided a comprehensive overview of mitral valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and atrial fibrillation. In addition, Drs. Bonow and McCarthy shared research, treatment options, surgical outcomes, and patient success stories. The webinar concluded with a live, twenty-minute "Questions & Answers" session among the physicians and the webinar attendees.
"This webinar provided a unique, interactive platform to educate patients about valvular disorders and atrial fibrillation," noted Dr. Bonow, who is the immediate past chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine. "I encourage patients with mitral valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and atrial fibrillation to download the new eBook."
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.
During 2012, HeartValveSurgery.com received 1.2 million visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information.
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications