By Adam Pick on November 8, 2016
In case you missed it… There was a very important CDC update recently that addressed a potential link between heater cooler machines and infections for heart surgery patients. My goal with this post is not to alarm you. Instead, with the help of Dr. Raymond Singer and the CDC, I want to educate you about this development.
By Adam Pick on September 29, 2016
Happy World Heart Day!!!!
By Adam Pick on July 21, 2016
I am so sorry that we ran out of paperback copies of my book, The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, last month. I know many of you were disappointed by the sell-out.
By Adam Pick on February 19, 2016
By Adam Pick on February 12, 2016
Have you noticed something? The patients in our community have been posting wonderful Selfies after their surgeries. Actually, they’re not just smiling… They’re also showing off their scars as a badge of courage. It’s beyond inspirational for our community and for future patients. However, there was no “home” for these selfies. 🙁
By Adam Pick on December 31, 2015
2015 was another amazing year for our community!
By Adam Pick on November 5, 2015
At the awesome Heart Valve Summit, I received a bunch of great questions for our ‘Ask Me Anything’ video series. For example, Melanie-Ann asked me, “If one valve has been replaced… Does it make it more likely that another valve will have to be repaired or replaced later on?”
By Adam Pick on August 18, 2015
Did you know that over 1,000 surgeons and cardiologists recently met in New York City for the Mitral Conclave conference? Curious to know why and how this extraordinary, two-day event is transforming heart valve therapy?
By Adam Pick on July 31, 2015
Announcing the “2015 Patient Success Week” to Raise Awareness for Heart Valve Disease to 1,000,000 People!
By Adam Pick on July 13, 2015
Is it just me? Or, have you noticed that heart valve disease gets very little public awareness? I mean… Compared to other medical conditions… Doesn’t it feel like heart valve disease gets no “love” when you consider that 5 million people are diagnosed with valve disorders every year?
By Adam Pick on June 16, 2015
Have you ever wondered how your doctor figures out the best treatment for your valvular disorder?
By Adam Pick on March 2, 2015
By Adam Pick on February 10, 2015
For centuries, people have used water as a way to calm and de-stress the body, relieve pain and improve overall well-being.
By Adam Pick on January 21, 2015
As many of you know, I am an optimist.
By Adam Pick on December 31, 2014
During 2014, our community actively discussed many topics specific to the management and the treatment of heart valve disease. As we prepare to enter 2015, I thought it might be helpful to look back at the stories that generated the most interest and social sharing during the past twelve months.
By Adam Pick on December 30, 2014
As many of the gift giving holidays just passed, there is no better time to start focusing on a healthy new year. That said, here are a 5 healthy gift ideas (and tips) to help you — and those around you — during 2015!
By Adam Pick on November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Everything about the holiday speaks to what I cherish most about life — family, fun friends, tasty food and… football. 🙂
By Adam Pick on November 17, 2014
By Adam Pick on October 30, 2014
As heart valve disease can progress at different rates, patients are often confused by a very important question… When is the right time to have heart valve surgery?
By Adam Pick on October 6, 2014
In connection with the recent relaunch of HeartValveSurgery.com, I am excited to introduce you to Heart Valve Journals 2.0. As you may know, Heart Valve Journals (HVJ) is a special online community of patients, their family members and friends. We started HVJ, in 2009, to help patients meet and learn from each other. Since then, HVJ has helped 1000’s of people — from diagnosis through recovery.