“Vitamins After Heart Surgery?” Asks Mario

Mario just wrote to me, “Hey Adam, my name is Mario Luera (age: 33) and I had aortic valve replacement in October, 2008. I am recovering well and just finished my cardiac rehab. I’m about to start on a workout program. My question to you is what type of vitamins/ supplements are you taking and what to stay away from? My cardiologist told me to just take a multivitamin everyday. Thanks for your time! Mario”

As I previously wrote in “Do Vitamins Combat Fatigue After Heart Surgery”, I really struggled with energy issues following my double, heart valve replacement. I was exhausted all the time.


Karen Raden – My Nutritionist


So, I contacted a highly-regarded nutritionist, Karen Raden, to help enhance my energy level. After a blood test and consultation, Karen suggested three specific vitamins and supplements to reduce my fatigue.

For the past three years, I have been taking:

  • Pure Encapsulation Nutrient 950 without Iron
  • Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega
  • Co-Enzyme Q10

Karen also put me on an explicit eating plan to enhance my absorption of the right nutrients at the right time.

I have to admit… I was fairly skeptical when I began working with Karen Raden. But, I learned that she really knows her stuff. My energy levels slowly-but-surely increased over time.

If you have any interest in speaking with Karen, her website is www.karenraden.com and her email is karen@karenraden.com.

I hope that helps Mario (and perhaps you) better understand my experience with vitamins and supplements after heart valve surgery.

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.

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