Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that a free transcript and new video of the “Advancements in Aortic Valve Surgery: TAVI” webinar is now available.
On November 7, 2012, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and HeartValveSurgery.com hosted a live, online webinar to educate patients about TAVI, a new valve therapy that replaces diseased aortic valves without an incision to the patient’s sternum.
The featured speakers of the event included Dr. Charles J. Davidson, an interventional cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie, a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Adam Pick, a double heart valve surgery patient and founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.
“The response to the TAVI webinar was well beyond expectation – with over 150 patient and caregiver registrations,” noted Pick. “The new video and transcript download will expand the global reach of this educational event in perpetuity.”
During the webinar, Drs. Davidson and Malaisrie provided a comprehensive overview of the TAVI procedure, shared clinical results and highlighted patient success stories. The webinar concluded with a “Questions & Answers” session among the physicians and the attendees.
“This webinar provided a unique, interactive platform to educate patients about TAVI,” noted Dr. Davidson, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief, Division of Cardiology, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “In less than one hour, we educated many patients about a serious disease, aortic stenosis, and a potential solution for high-risk and inoperable patients in the United States.”
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 2011, HeartValveSurgery.com received 1.2 million visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information.
For more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com.
About Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is the parent corporation of Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an 894-bed academic medical center hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a 201-bed community hospital located in Lake Forest, Illinois.
About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial is one of the country’s premier academic medical center hospitals and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Along with its Prentice Women’s Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, the hospital has 1,705 affiliated physicians and 6,769 employees. Northwestern Memorial is recognized for providing exemplary patient care and state-of-the art advancements in the areas of cardiovascular care; women’s health; oncology; neurology and neurosurgery; solid organ and soft tissue transplants and orthopaedics.
Northwestern Memorial has nursing Magnet Status, the nation’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence. And, Northwestern Memorial ranks 12th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Honor Roll of “America’s Best Hospitals”. The hospital is ranked in 12 of 16 clinical specialties rated by U.S. News and is No. 1 in Illinois and Chicago in U.S. News’ 2012 state and metro rankings, respectively. For 12 years running, Northwestern Memorial has been rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine. The hospital is a recipient of the prestigious National Quality Health Care Award and has been chosen by Chicagoans as the Consumer Choice according to the National Research Corporation’s annual survey for 13 years.
For more information about Northwestern Memorial Hospital, please visit http://www.nmh.org.
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
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