New 2010 Edition Of My Book Now Available!

By Adam Pick on December 29, 2009

As the new year begins, I wanted you to know that I recently began shipping advanced copies of the new 2010 edition of my book, The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery.

Some highlights of the fully-revised 2010 edition include:

  • Over 40 pages of new information specific to heart valve replacement and heart valve repair surgery.
  • References to over 135 patient experiences with heart valve surgery (including more than 10 new patient success stories).
  • A new Top 30 Most Recommended Surgeons listing.
  • 20 more medical diagrams and patient pictures are included to help you better understand heart valve surgery from the patient perspective.
  • Special eBook interactive hyperlinks to all Internet references within the text.

 

 

I’ve shown advanced copies of the revised book to several patients, caregivers and surgeons. So far, the response has been very favorable. In fact, this morning I received a note from Dr. Marc Gillinov, the staff cardiac surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic who recently performed double valve surgery on Robin Williams, the actor/comedian.

 

Robin Williams Surgeon - A Marc Gillinov
Dr. Marc Gillinov – Cleveland Clinic Staff Cardiac Surgeon
(Robin Williams’ Heart Valve Surgeon)

 

Doctor Gillinov wrote, “Adam – The 2010 edition is terrific. For most patients, heart surgery is an emotionally stressful step into the unknown. Your book answers key questions, reassures readers, and let’s patients know that they are not alone. Great job!”

Please note… The new edition is available at this website only. And, the book comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. To learn more about the revised 2010 edition, please click here.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


Fran says on December 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Adam, I have had your book for several months and Dr Gillinov will be performing my mitral valve surgery. Glad he praised your new book. Thanks for helping so many people.



anita devine says on December 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Hi Adam, I am so glad to hear about your new book. You have been a guiding light for me, and I am sure for many others. It is so cool that Dr Gillinov endorsed your book. I feel very happy to know that my surgeon understands the patient’s perspective and wholly supports your work.
Best,
Anita



Cheryl Irvine says on December 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Adam
Great news about your new book. Your dedication and energy never ceases to amaze me. You are constantly learning and sharing with your readers the ever increasing wealth of knowledge that comes your way. I’m very happily three months post-op and I find I still refer to your “first” book and am checking your web-site almost daily for updates. While the surgery phase is over, my living with a repaired mitral valve isn’t and I find there are times I’m still looking for reassurance or updated information. I also enjoy following the patients I’ve met on your heart journal site. We share a common bond and are interested in sharing each others healing. I sincerely thank you for your work. Cheryl, Ontario



Susan Harris says on February 9th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Dear Adam,

ironically, what I do for a living is to manage a patient to patient mentoring program for diabetes patients. It is funded by a large pharmaceutical company. THat has nothing to do with finding you…except to say that I was ecstatic when I saw your website. There do not seem to be many resources for cardiac patients. My 11 year old son had a subaortic memrane removed when he was 5. He has had no changes to his regurgitation or left chamber size ever since. I’ve been trying to find my way through online clinical data but having a tough time — Last week, his annual check up indicated a change in his left chamber size and he was put on blood pressure medicine to thin his blood so it goes through the aortic valve easier. From what I can tell in the online info., most patients are OK after surgery with little or no changes – my son is now in the 12.5% of patients who not. I am desperately trying to delve through any data I can find, figure out the likelihood of further change, and time to what is probably going to mean a Ross procedure. You are amazing for what you have accomplished. I can’t wait to get your book! Thank you for reaching out to others to offer help!


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