After Giving Birth to Olivia, Sara Readies for Aortic Valve Replacement and Aorta Repair Surgery

Over the years, I have been very fortunate to know Sara Bloomfield. I first shared Sara’s story in 2011 — after Sara and her husband, Matt, became pregnant while closely monitoring her bicuspid aortic valve, dilated aorta and coarctation of the descending aorta. Then, in 2012, we celebrated the birth of their daughter, Olivia.

Now, after several years of “watchful waiting”, Sara is scheduled for aortic valve replacement and aorta repair surgery on March 21.

Sara, Matt & Olivia
Sara, Matt & Olivia

Picture Of Cute Baby Girl, Olivia

After researching her condition, surgical options and potential surgeons, Sara selected Doctor Patrick McCarthy, MD of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago as her cardiac surgeon.

To help Sara connect with other patients — and stay in touch with her family and friends — Sara recently started a Heart Valve Journal. Already, Sara has posted several insightful stories about her experiences leading up to the surgery.

  • To visit Sara’s Heart Valve Journal, click here.

Needless to say, my thoughts and prayers are with Sara and everyone around her!

Keep on tickin’ Sara!

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

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