Adam’s Updates Blog - Page 11

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Video Reminder To… Embrace Life

By Adam Pick on May 8, 2010

Sam Swerdlow, a recent aortic valve replacement patient from Oregon, just sent me this incredibly innovative and thoughtful video. I hope you enjoy it and remember to… embrace life.

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“Is Rheumatic Heart Valve Disease Common?” Asks Frank

By Adam Pick on May 2, 2010

I just received an interesting question from Frank about rheumatic heart disease and heart valve surgery.

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Off Topic: Stop And Smell The Roses

By Adam Pick on April 21, 2010

Several months after my surgery, I started gardening. While I continue to lack a knowledgeable green thumb, I really enjoy the process of working alongside Mother Nature. Even with all my gardening mishaps, I am super lucky to have a springtime rose bloom going on right now.

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Triva: How Many Times Do Your Four Heart Valves Open And Close Each Day?

By Adam Pick on April 11, 2010

Okay, here’s our heart valve trivia question for the day:

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Special Announcement: Our $5,000 Donation To Gift Of Life!!!

By Adam Pick on March 31, 2010

Since starting this website four years ago, my primary objective was to help future patients and caregivers understand the challenges, opportunities and realities of heart valve surgery.

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True or False: The First Heart-Lung Machine Cost $15 To Manufacture

By Adam Pick on March 10, 2010

Are you ready for another interesting “True / False” trivia question about heart valve surgery? Okay… Is this statement true or false?

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New, Memorable Domain Names For Our Growing Heart Valve Surgery Community!

By Adam Pick on February 25, 2010

Since launching this website in 2006, our community has grown way, way, way beyond my initial expectation.

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Patients Unite, I Speak, At Inova’s 4th Annual Reunion

By Adam Pick on February 23, 2010

Not too long ago, I received a very special email from Dr. Paul Massimiano of Inova Health Systems in Falls Church, Virginia. In the email, Dr. Massimiano informed me that Inova holds an annual patient reunion to (i) share their latest research and (ii) show Inova’s appreciation for their patients, families and friends.

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Introducing… Heart Valve Journals!!!

By Adam Pick on January 14, 2010

Dear Patients, Caregivers, Surgeons & Friends –

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Top 10 Heart Valve Surgery Blogs of 2009

By Adam Pick on December 30, 2009

Looking back on 2009, it seems like heart valve surgery was one of the most popular topics within cardiac care.

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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.

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My Fourth Anniversary!!!

By Adam Pick on December 21, 2009

Not only is today the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year…

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New HeartValveSurgeon.com Website Now Live!

By Adam Pick on December 17, 2009

I’m very, very, very excited to announce that the new Heart Valve Surgeon Database (Version 2.0) is going public today. You will quickly note there are several advanced features of the database including:

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“Happy Holidays!” Says Ethan

By Adam Pick on December 15, 2009

From Robyn, myself and, our little one, Ethan… Happy Holidays Everybody!!!

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“How Common Is Heart Valve Disease Among Seniors?” Asks Heidi

By Adam Pick on November 26, 2009

I just received a great question from Heidi about heart valve disease, surgery and seniors.

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Remembering Scotty

By Adam Pick on September 11, 2009

Waking up today is never easy.

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