Enhanced Website Feature: Your Patient Success Stories!

By Adam Pick on May 21, 2012

Over the years, I’ve received hundreds of success stories from patients and caregivers within our community.

With the relaunch of our website, I wanted to create a special place to feature your inspirational stories and your smiling faces. For that reason, I just built a new ‘Patient Success Stories’ section of the website. Today, you will see 16 patient success stories featured. However, this number will quickly increase as I go back through all the wonderful stories previously posted in the blog and our Heart Valve Journals community.

 

Patient Success Stories For Heart Valve Surgery

 
If you have a story you would like to share, please send me your story along with a picture or two. My email is adam@heartvalvesurgery.com!

Thanks again to everybody who has shared their experiences within our community!

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.


Jennifer says on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Adam…..I just wanted to say thank you again! 4 years ago I found this sight when just out of the blue my 38 year old husband became real sick. Doctors couldnt figure out what was wrong, by the time they did it was to late. An infection hit his heart and aortic valve replacement was required. At that time, this was a shock and we had no where to turn, then I found your site. I ordered your book, which answered a lot of my questions, read the posts from other and found support from people who were there or had been there. You and your site were my strength and my knowledge during that trying time, and for that I THANK YOU! We are both great and doing well…….and I know in the back of my mind in several years we will be here again because he opted for the “real” valve that does not last a lifetime. From time to time I drop back in to read or say, “hey it will be ok, and I know in about 10 years we will be back on the other side…..keep up the good work, we will need you again. You truly make a difference!!!



Rose Lehman says on May 24th, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hi Adam,
My husband Harold is a success story! He was born with Tetralogy of Fallot & had 3 major heart operations by age 31 (he’s 62). Doctors in Western New York were just treating his symptoms (he had right-sided heart failure), meaning not much was being done for him, and he was failing fast. We did research (we’re both physicians), & found out that Dr Bruce Lindsay, who took care of him when he had cardiac arrest at Barnes in St Louis, was now head of Electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Harold was seen by Dr Lindsay in May 2011, who performed ablations for his arrhythmias, referred Harold to Dr Richard Krasuski, head of the Adult Congenital Heart Center,. Dr Krasuski did cardiac caths, then referred Harold to Dr Gosta Pettersson, who put in a Pulmonary valve (Harold was born without one) & a Tricuspid Annuloplasty last January 17, 2012. Harold says he’s feeling much better than he ever felt before his January 17th surgery, & he’s doing cardiac rehab (he could go one hour on the treadmill now, when he couldn’t even do 5 minutes before). Cleveland Clinic lives up to its reputation of being the number 1 in the country for cardiac/cardiac surgery, and we thank God for opening the way for Harold to be treated there.


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