Adam’s Updates Blog - Page 21

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“How Long Does Heart Valve Surgery Take?” Asks Shirley

By Adam Pick on September 10, 2008

I really appreciate patients that actively prepare their caregivers and their support group for heart surgery.

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Restarting The Heart After Surgery… A Fear For Barbara’s Husband

By Adam Pick on August 5, 2008

I’ll never forget my reaction when Doctor Vaughn Starnes explained to me the procedure for cooling, stopping and restarting my heart.

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Cartoon – The Type Of Surgeons You Want To Avoid!

By Adam Pick on July 29, 2008

Even though the cartoon (below) got me to chuckle, I really thought to myself,  “These are EXACTLY the type of heart surgeons patients should avoid!”

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How Does A Heart-Lung Machine Work?

By Adam Pick on July 17, 2008

I get several patient questions about the heart-lung machine. Here’s a quick video with Dr. Oz that describes how the heart-lung machine works.

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Human Heart Valves – Anatomy, Helpful 3D Animation

By Adam Pick on June 30, 2008

This is very interesting!!! (Especially, for those of you wanting to learn more about human heart valve anatomy.)

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The Annual Costs Of Heart Disease… Oh My Gawd!

By Adam Pick on June 21, 2008

Amongst patients, the costs of heart surgery can be a delicate discussion. As you can read, the costs of heart valve surgery vary from patient-to-patient.

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Cardiac Quiz: Can You Find The Four Heart Valves?

By Adam Pick on June 18, 2008

Below you will find a neat animation of blood flowing through the human heart.

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