Adam’s Updates Blog - Page 16

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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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What Is A Heart Valve Infection?

By Adam Pick on October 29, 2007

A great question just came in about heart valve disease, specifically a heart valve infection. The email reads, “Adam, what is a heart valve infection? What are heart valve infection symptoms?”

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What About Heart Valve Surgery In India?

By Adam Pick on October 28, 2007

As many of you know, I had my heart surgery in Los Angeles, California at USC Medical Center by Dr. Vaughn Starnes. I believe I was fortunate for two reasons.

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Heart Valve Pictures Of Regular Valves And Diseased Heart Valves

By Adam Pick on September 30, 2007

I’ll never forget my second opinion from Dr. Chaikin, a cardiologist in Los Angeles.

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My Heart Remembers Scott Weingard On 9/11

By Adam Pick on September 11, 2007

It still creeps up on me.

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Ear Plugs And Hospitals… Amen!

By Adam Pick on September 10, 2007

If there is one thing I crave in life… It’s good sleep.

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Dr. Robert Light To Provide Medical Insight On Heart Surgery Blog

By Adam Pick on August 31, 2007

Earlier today, it was announced that Dr. Robert T. Light, American Board Diplomat of Psychiatry and Neurolgy, would provide expert medical commentary on Adam’s Heart Valve Surgery Blog.

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Are There Contraindications Of Ultram And Coumadin?

By Adam Pick on August 29, 2007

Earlier today I received an interesting question regarding Coumadin (Warfarin Sodium) and the drug Ultram. Specifically, the question read, “Are there any contraindications of Ultram and Coumadin?”.

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Do You Have A Diagram Of The Cardiac Conduction System?

By Adam Pick on August 23, 2007

The heart is an amazing muscle. For reasons described on this previous blog, “The Anatomy And Heart Function“, I am constantly marveling at all the complex elements that makes the heart operate. Interestingly enough…

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