To get the best possible surgical result and long-term outcome, it is very important for patients, their families and friends to know and monitor the key factors for timing heart valve surgery,” stated Dr. Bonow
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest educational resource and online community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that a special one-hour webinar titled, “Timing Heart Valve Surgery,” will be held on November 12, 2013, at 4:30 pm (CST). Patients can register for this free event by clicking here.
“We are honored and excited to announce that Dr. Robert O. Bonow and Dr. Patrick M. McCarthy will be the featured speakers of this special webinar about timing heart valve surgery,” stated Adam Pick, a patient and founder of HeartValveSurgery.com. “Most heart valve procedures are elective given the natural progression of valvular disorders – including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation – which can take over 5, 10, or even 20 years. For this reason, patients should learn and understand the critical factors that determine the appropriate time for a surgical intervention.”
Dr. Robert O. Bonow, is a world-renown cardiologist who specializes in medical treatment for valve disease and a past chair of the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association Task Force of Practice Guidelines of Patients with Valvular Disease.
Dr. Patrick M. McCarthy is the executive director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Currently, Dr. McCarthy is the #1 recommended heart valve surgeon at HeartValveSurgery.com.
“To get the best possible surgical result and long-term outcome, it is very important for patients, their families and friends to know and monitor the key factors for timing heart valve surgery,” stated Dr. Bonow, who is the immediate past chief of the Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine. “We are excited to participate in this live webinar for patients.”
Founded in 2006 by Adam Pick, a patient, 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 heart hospital directory, a microsite application, an educational video library, a learning center, a book and a blog.
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications