HeartValveSurgery.com Launches Interactive Educational Video Library to Empower Patients Diagnosed with Heart Valve Disease

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Leading Patient-Advocacy Website Extends Interactive Platform With Educational Video Library & Integrated Video Playback Panel

Online videos helped me select my valvular treatment and my cardiac surgeon." -- Adam Pick, HeartValveSurgery.com founder

HeartValveSurgery.com, the world’s largest resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today the launch of its new Educational Video Library.

“As a former patient, I remember how important online videos were to me, my family and my friends,” notes Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com. “Those videos helped me select my valvular treatment and my cardiac surgeon.”

The new Educational Video Library at HeartValveSurgery.com provides patients direct access to critical information about each step of the surgical cycle – from diagnosis through recovery. Over 45 original videos are now available within the video library.

“During the past three years, many leading surgeons have contributed their time and energy to support this initiative,” notes Pick. “Thanks to their support, we believe this new application will empower patients on a global scale.”

To segment video content and enhance patient usability, the Educational Video Library deploys robust categorization and content tagging mechanisms. For example, video categories include aortic stenosis, mitral valve repair, surgeon interviews and patient stories.

The application also includes an intelligent, impression-based Video Playback Panel that seamlessly connects to other educational sections within the HeartValveSurgery.com platform -- including the Surgeon Finder.

To learn more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com/videos.

About HeartValveSurgery.com

Founded in 2006, HeartValveSurgery.com (HVS) is the world’s largest educational resource and online community of patients with heart valve disease. HVS provides patients, their families and their friends a trusted platform for each step in the surgical cycle -- from diagnosis to recovery.

The HVS platform includes a book, a blog, a surgeon finder, a valve clinic directory and microsite application, educational videos and a social network. HeartValveSurgery.com has partnered with leading cardiac centers including the Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and UCLA.

Contact HeartValveSurgery.com:

Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
(310) 721-0587

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