Preparing For or Recovering From Heart Valve Surgery?
Avoid Stress. Know What To Expect. Enhance Recovery.
New 7th Revised Edition Available Now!

"The most thorough, patient-oriented book on heart valve surgery. It has all the answers. I strongly recommend it."
-- Dr. David Adams, M.D., Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York

 

Each year, over 250,000 heart valve repair and heart valve replacement operations are performed for conditions including stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse, bacterial infection, aneurysm and Tetralogy of Fallot.

However... Did you know? In a recent survey, most heart valve surgery patients stated that their expectations were "mismanaged - both before and after surgery."

And... Did you know? In that same study, 41% of patients noted that "my cardiologist and surgeon could have better prepared me for heart valve surgery recovery... which was more difficult than expected."

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery was written by Adam Pick, a double heart valve surgery patient, to address these issues and to prepare patients and their caregivers for the realities of mitral, aortic, pulmonary and tricuspid valve surgery.

 



What Are Patients, Caregivers, Cardiologists And
Heart Surgeons Saying About This Unique Book?

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery has been read by more than 50,000 patients, caregivers, cardiologists and heart surgeons in over 65 countries around the world. Below, you will find select testimonials for this special book:


"Incredibly accurate... This book helped relieve my

anxiety both before and after surgery!"

-- Jim Bonk (with wife Jeanne), San Diego, California
Heart Valve Surgery Patient
 

"I recommend The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery to
all of my patients and their caregivers BEFORE surgery."
-- Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood, M.D.,
Director of The East Carolina Heart Institute


"I don't think there is a surgeon, cardiologist or nurse
that could provide the unique comfort this book offers fellow patients.
"

-- Aldaberto Morgana, Paris, France,
Heart Valve Surgery Patient


"This book will help many patients - from diagnosis through recovery."
-- Dr. Gosta Pettersson, M.D., Ph.D.,
Vice Chairman of The Cleveland Clinic Department of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


"This book is a blessing for patients and their caregivers.
It's filled with so much information. Plus, Adam's personal approach
to telling his story was a major benefit to me and my husband.
"

-- Maribel Garzon (with husband Sergio), Cancun, Mexico
Heart Valve Surgery Caregiver


"Dear Adam - I am very impressed by what you have created.
I would love to have your ideas incorporated into
the conversation we seek to stimulate on my television show.
"

-- Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D., Heart Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,
Host of 'The Dr. Oz Show'


"The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery was instrumental
in helping me cope with the reality of surgery. Thank you Adam!
"

-- Anita Devine, New York, New York
Heart Valve Surgery Patient

About The Former Patient & Author... Adam Pick

Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Adam Pick. I live in Los Angeles, California with my wife, Robyn, and our son, Ethan.

In 2005, I was diagnosed with severe stenosis and regurgitation in my aortic valve. Days later, I learned that both my aortic and pulmonary valves would be replaced during an open heart surgery.

Like many patients, I immediately struggled with the stress, anxiety and fear of heart surgery. I was confused. I knew very little about heart valve repair or heart valve replacement surgery. I vividly remember the frustration my family and I experienced as we frantically searched the Internet for accurate answers to the complex questions about heart valve disease treatment:

  • What's wrong with my defective heart valve?
  • Do I really need heart valve surgery?
  • What are my surgical options?
  • Who are the best surgeons? The best hospitals?
  • How much does heart valve surgery cost?
  • How long is the recovery?
  • And the big one... Could I die?

Little did I know, this lack of accurate and publicly available information would negatively impact my recovery as well. Like many cardiac patients, I struggled with unnecessary mental and physical problems following heart valve surgery.

For this reason, I launched a personal mission to help future patients and caregivers avoid the common pitfalls of heart valve surgery. During this process, I interviewed hundreds of surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and caregivers. Most importantly, I spoke with thousands of patients to develop the thoughts, the strategies and the advice presented in The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery.

Needless to say, I poured my heart into this book. If you are a patient or caregiver, I encourage you to learn from my personal experience and my research found in this practical book.

But, regardless of your choice, I wish you health and happiness!

P.S. I created a 100% money-back guarantee on my book. If you are not completely satisfied, your money is returned with no questions asked.

 

 

Adam Pick
Patient & Author
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Understand The Patient's Perspective...

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery is filled with unique information, medical diagrams and pictures developed for both patients and their caregivers. After reading this book, you will know what to expect and, more importantly, how to manage those expectations.

As most patients will tell you, heart valve surgery can be similar to a physical and emotional roller coaster. There are ups and there are downs. The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery will help you celebrate the ups and manage the downs.

A sample of topics covered in this 200+ page book include:

  • Dispelling the fear of heart valve surgery
  • Understanding your diagnosis
  • Learning the anatomy of your heart and heart valves
  • Getting consensus from your cardiologists
  • Your surgical options
  • How to find the right surgeon for you
  • The costs of heart valve surgery
  • Dealing with insurance companies
  • State and federal medical aid
  • Preparing your friends and family for your operation and recovery
  • Inside the pre-operating room
  • What happens during surgery
  • Waking up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • That first 24 hours in the ICU
  • Your vent and chest tubes
  • Understanding general anesthesia
  • Patient life in the hospital
  • Establishing a benchmark for recovery
  • Managing your recovery
  • The biggest pitfalls of cardiac surgery
  • Pills, pills and more pills
  • How to approach your homecoming
  • Tips and tricks for being alone
  • About cardiac rehabilitation
  • Keeping your recovery on track

Learn From Former Heart Valve Surgery Patients

To better understand the realities of heart valve surgery, Adam Pick (the author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery), completed extensive interviews with former aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valve surgery patients. In this one-of-a-kind survey, now published in The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery (7th Edition), you get direct access to many first-hand, patient insights about heart valve surgery.

A sample of survey questions included in the book:

  • Who are highly recommended cardiothoracic surgeons?
  • Which hospitals provided an excellent, good or terrible patient experience?
  • Did you get a second opinion from your cardiologist?
  • How many days were you in the hospital?
  • How many weeks did it take you to return to work?
  • Did you experience any heart valve surgery complications following surgery?
  • Did you experience cardiac depression?
  • Was cadiac rehabilitation part of your recovery?

As a result of these interviews, a new chapter in the revised edition of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery is titled, "The Best Piece Of Advice". In this chapter, you hear from many former patients and caregivers about their strategies, tips and tricks for enhancing the entire surgical process - from diagnosis through recovery.

"Dear Adam - I received your book on Thursday and could not lay it down. All my fears and questions were right in the book. I felt like I wasn't alone. Thank you so much for the information!"
-- Patient, Monica Fletcher, Doyline, Louisiana"

10 Inspirational Success Stories & 135 Patient Contributions
In The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery

Finally, to communicate the long-term benefits of heart valve surgery, The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery provides over 10 inspirational heart valve surgery success stories and 135 patient contributions for the reader. These patient stories and references illustrate the possibilities of life after heart valve surgery. Some of the stories contained in the book are:

  • Veronika Climbs Mount Everest After Mechanical Heart Valve Replacement
  • After Heart Valve Surgery, David Finishes The Ironman Triathalon
  • Heart Valve Patients, Clay and Andy, Form Scar Trek Running Team

100% Money-Back Guarantee

If you are unhappy with The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, for any reason, you are entitled to a 100% money back guarantee.

"As a former patient, I know this book will help you or the patient you care for. That said, I encourage you to read this book, in its entirety, knowing you can get a full refund if you are not completely satisfied." -- Adam Pick, Author

New 7th Revised Edition - eBook or Paperback Formats

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery is available at this website only. All major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and Paypal are accepted. Plus, all purchases are securely processed and come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

You can purchase an eBook or paperback copy of the book. The eBook takes about 30 seconds to download to your computer. The paperback will arrive just 2-3 days after purchase in the United States and 6-8 days internationally.

eBook Download (PDF)
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Price: $24.95

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I purchase the 7th Edition of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery at book stores like Amazon, Borders, iTunes and Barnes & Noble?

No. At the present time, the 7th Edition of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery is not available at Amazon, Borders, iTunes Barnes & Noble. This is the only website that offers Adam Pick's 7th Edition in paperback and eBook formats with a 100% guarantee.

2. Is it difficult or easy to download the eBook format of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery?

It is easy to download The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. Once your payment is securely processed, you will instantly visit a special webpage where you can immediately download the eBook. It usually takes no longer than 30 seconds to download the eBook to your computer.

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Yes, the money-back guarantee applies to both eBook and paperback formats.

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5. Who should read The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery?

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery was written to support patients and caregivers. Adam Pick, the author and former patient, specifically wrote this book to help patients and caregivers:

  • Minimize the stress and fear of heart valve procedures;
  • Manage pre- and post-operative expectations of cardiac surgery; and
  • Enhance the patient's recovery from heart valve surgery.


Dr. Marc Gillinov, M.D., heart surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic, noted in his review of the book, "Adam Pick's book is terrific. For most patients, heart surgery is an emotionally stressful step into the unknown. This book answers key questions, reassures readers and let's patients know that they are not alone. I strongly recommend this book to all patients."

This practical guide to heart valve surgery is actively recommended by other surgeons at leading cardiac care clinics referenced below:

 

 

New 7th Revised Edition - eBook or Paperback Formats

The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery is available at this website only. All major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and Paypal are accepted. Plus, all purchases are securely processed with a 100% money-back guarantee.

You can purchase an eBook or paperback copy of the book. The eBook takes about 30 seconds to download to your computer. The paperback will arrive just 2-3 days after purchase in the United States and 6-8 days internationally.

eBook Download (PDF)
Ready for immediate download
100% Money-back guarantee
Price: $24.95

 

Paperback Copy
Delivered in 2-3 days U.S.A., 6-8 days International
100% Money-back guarantee
Price: $29.95

 

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