Dr. Patrick McCarthy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Named 'Featured Heart Valve Surgeon' at HeartValveSurgery.com

Leading Patient Advocacy Website Celebrates Dr. Patrick McCarthy for Cardiac Achievements Including Over 4,000 Successful Valve Procedures

Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest online resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that Dr. Patrick McCarthy has been named its current ‘Featured Heart Valve Surgeon'.

During his 23-year career, Dr. McCarthy, who is the chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, has performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures including more than 4,000 successful valve operations. In addition to being a medical device inventor, Dr. McCarthy has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer articles and 50 book chapters.

“With over thirty patient testimonials, Dr. McCarthy is the most recommended heart valve surgeon in our global database,” stated Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com. “It's a privilege to celebrate this world renown surgeon who has contributed so much to valvular therapy. Many patients from our community – including James Fisch, Stella Pett and Beldon Rich -- have had excellent surgical results thanks to this dedicated surgeon.”

Beldon Rich, a 91-year-old mitral valve repair patient, recently stated, "Dr. Patrick McCarthy was truly a great inspiration. While others turned me down, Dr. McCarthy gave me hope. It has been four weeks since my operation and I am doing very well. Dr. McCarthy and the staff at Northwestern treated me with great care and respect. I would recommend Dr. McCarthy to anyone who needs this type of surgery."

With this announcement, Dr. McCarthy joins an elite group of surgeons who have received ‘Featured Heart Valve Surgeon' status at HeartValveSurgery.com. To celebrate Dr. McCarthy, the website will highlight his accomplishments across its interactive platform which includes a surgeon finder, a heart valve clinic directory, educational videos, an interactive blog and a social network.

“There is no greater honor than to be acknowledged by the patient community,” stated Dr. McCarthy. “I happily share this honor with the entire team of extraordinary medical professionals at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.”

To see Dr. McCarthy's featured surgeon page, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com/McCarthy.

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