Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Partners with HeartValveSurgery.com to Educate Heart Valve Disease Patients

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Leading Regional Cardiovascular Center and Patient Advocacy Website Join Forces To Raise Awareness of Heart Valve Disorders

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Partner with HeartValveSurgery.com

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Partners with HeartValveSurgery.com

We are passionate about educating our patients and their families about each step in the surgical cycle. For this reason, we are very excited to launch this partnership with HeartValveSurgery.com," stated Dr. Glenn Barnhart, cardiac surgeon.

HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest educational resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute has become its newest sponsor.

The first valve procedure was performed at Swedish in 1959 and since that time “Over 50,000 heart procedures have been performed at Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute during the past 55 years,” stated Adam Pick, a former heart valve surgery patient who founded HeartValveSurgery.com. “In our community, Swedish has treated many heart valve patients including Ernest Gee and Robert Spindel.”

Given its vast experience in heart disease treatment, Swedish has received several acknowledgments for its treatment of heart disease patients. Swedish received a Three-Star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery. Most recently, a leading consumer research publication named Swedish as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart surgery.

“The Swedish team is passionate about getting the best surgical results for patients who suffer from valvular disorders, including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation,” stated Glenn Barnhart, M.D., a cardiac surgeon and medical director of cardiac surgery at Swedish. “We are also passionate about educating our patients and their families about each step in the surgical cycle. For this reason, we are very excited to launch this partnership with HeartValveSurgery.com.”

This morning, HeartValveSurgery.com launched a new Heart Hospital Microsite featuring Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute. The microsite provides a simple interface with robust multimedia capabilities to help patients and caregivers learn about Swedish’s unique cardiac competencies.

To see the microsite, please click here.

About HeartValveSurgery.com

Founded in 2006, HeartValveSurgery.com offers patients an 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 heart hospital directory, an interactive blog, a book and a new educational video library. To learn more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com.

Contact HeartValveSurgery.com:
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
(310) 721-0587
robyn(at)heartvalvesurgery(dot)com

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