As someone who has undergone successful valve surgery, this is a GREAT day to be alive and recognize the importance of creating awareness of this often silent disease.
When I received my diagnosis and learned surgery would be needed, I hit the internet for more information and fortunately came across https://www.heart-valve-surgery.com and founder Adam Pick. I had a LOT of questions and this site offered information, advice, and community. I am forever grateful that Adam created this incredible site and for the awesome individuals who post their experiences, wisdom, concerns, and triumphs. It helped me know what questions were important to ask, to find a world-class surgeon in my area with just the experience my condition required.
Sometimes valve issues go undetected for a very long time – as mine did. Fortunately, today more than any time in history, surgical and nonsurgical options are continuously improving. If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with heart valve disease, make the Heart Valve Surgery website your FIRST stop.