Adam’s Updates Blog - Page 15

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Is Good And Bad Medicine All Around You?

By Adam Pick on March 30, 2008

As you read the success stories of heart valve surgery patients (Veronika Meyer, John DeFalco, Taylor Browning, Leslie LaFayette, Raye Gilliamsen, John Turan), it is great to see that medical care can have an incredibly positive impact on heart valve disease.

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Heart Valve Disorders And Treatment

By Adam Pick on March 24, 2008

I just received a question that reads, “Can you tell me all the different heart valve disorders, treatment and surgical procedures to fix heart valve disease?”

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Smoking, Children And Open Heart Valve Surgery

By Adam Pick on March 21, 2008

I think it’s called a coincidence, or maybe serendipity, or even deja vu.

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What Do Normal Heart Valves Look Like?

By Adam Pick on March 21, 2008

Ever wonder, “What does a normal heart valve look like?”

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60 Minutes – Trasylol Exposed For Deadly Side Effects (Video)

By Adam Pick on March 2, 2008

One of my favorite television shows is 60 Minutes on CBS. I love the stories. I love the reporters. And, I love the way they tackle subjects that really make you think. (I even find Andy Rooney pretty darn funny.)

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How To Interview Your Potential Heart Surgeon?

By Adam Pick on January 28, 2008

As you may be learning or have already learned…

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Celebrities With Endocarditis… Help!

By Adam Pick on January 20, 2008

Recently, I received an interesting question about bacterial endocarditis. The question was, “Adam: Do you know of any celebrities with endocarditis?

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How To Prepare Yourself For Some Frustration… Before, During And After Surgery!

By Adam Pick on January 12, 2008

Many patients and caregivers say that heart valve surgery can be similar to a roller-coaster. There are emotional and physical “ups”. And, there are emotional and physical “downs”.

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The Best Feeling Ever!

By Adam Pick on December 15, 2007

This month has been absolutely amazing!

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Patients and Caregivers! Don’t Forget To Ask Your Genie!

By Adam Pick on November 29, 2007

I am a very lucky man. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have great parents, supportive siblings, guru-like mentors, steady work and now, a wonderful wife in Robyn. This may seem strange for you to hear… But, I especially appreciate my double heart valve replacement surgery.

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Is Intel… I mean St. Jude Inside You?

By Adam Pick on November 16, 2007

As some of you may know, I am a high technology analyst for a leading firm here in Los Angeles. I am also a former, double heart valve replacement patient with a personal mission to help future patients and caregivers.

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When Was The First Heart Surgery?

By Adam Pick on October 29, 2007

Have you ever wondered when the first heart surgery was performed?

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