Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that its newly published Mitral Regurgitation Infographic is raising awareness of the dangerous realities of leaking heart valves.
“Mitral valve regurgitation is a potentially deadly disease that is often under-diagnosed in the United States and around the world,” stated Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery. “For these reasons, we were motivated to design the new Mitral Regurgitation Infographic to increase awareness and help people better understand this very serious disorder.”
The Mitral Regurgitation Infographic provides patients, their families, and friends a visually stimulating and informative display of critical facts specific to this potentially life-threatening disease.
“The social response to the Mitral Regurgitation Infographic has far exceeded our expectations,” stated Pick. “Since posting the infographic at HeartValveSugery.com, more than 750 social shares have occurred across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon.”
“The HeartValveSurgery.com team has created a fantastic educational tool to raise awareness for the general public and current patients who may be affected so they can learn about the symptoms and treatment of mitral valve disease,” stated David H. Adams, MD, the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor, Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President of the Mitral Foundation. “It was a great experience for Mount Sinai to share our medical expertise and collaborate with HeartValveSurgery.com on this very successful, creative education initiative.”
To see the Mitral Regurgitation Infographic, please click here.
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 social network, a surgeon finder, a valve clinic directory, a microsite application, an educational video library, a learning center, a book and a blog. During 2013, HeartValveSurgery.com received over 1 million visits.
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications