Patient Inspiration: Meet a Dog Who Learned to Walk Like a Human

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 29, 2022

It is VERY common for patients diagnosed with heart valve disease to feel alone, confused and frustrated. I can personally remember those and other emotions when my cardiologist said to me, “You need a new heart valve. And, you need it soon.”

As I learned about the safe-and-effective treatment options for my bicuspid aortic valve, my fear began to transform into something much more positive. In particular, I became inspired by many patient success stories that I found online. 

Speaking of inspiration, I wanted to share this story about Dexter, an extraordinary dog from Colorado. As you will see, Dexter exemplifies the cliche, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. But, how many times you get back up.”

 

 

Thanks for the inspiration Dexter!!! You truly turned a lemon into lemonade!!!

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

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.

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