By Adam Pick on April 19, 2010
I just received an interesting question from Shirley about hair removal prior to heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on December 24, 2009
Carole just sent me an email that touches on a common, patient emotion prior to surgery… fear.
By Adam Pick on September 25, 2009
I just received a great question from Carol about traveling for heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on September 5, 2009
I just received a great, follow-up question about medical tests used to diagnose heart valve disease from Sophie.
By Adam Pick on August 23, 2009
Through your stories and my ongoing research, I have learned that properly diagnosing heart valve disease can be tricky. That said, I always encourage patients to get a second opinion prior to any surgical treatment (if possible).
By Adam Pick on August 10, 2009
I just received a great question from Leticia about exercise prior to heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on July 20, 2009
Bedora just sent me an interesting question about the use of Cordarone before heart surgery. If you are unfamiliar with Cordarone, this drug is used as an anti-arrhythmic. It works by stabilizing the heart rhythm in conditions in which the heart is beating too fast or in an irregular rhythm.
By Adam Pick on July 6, 2009
Jimmy just sent me a great question about the use of medications to treat heart valve disease.
By Adam Pick on July 3, 2009
By Adam Pick on May 18, 2009
I receive many each day about heart valve surgery, from both patients and caregivers. Unfortunately, many of these emails begin with opening statements like: