Before Surgery Blog - Page 3
By Adam Pick
Blood Bank Safety Questioned By New Study
By Adam Pick on March 30, 2008
Prior to heart valve surgery, patients are faced with many, many, many questions. One of those questions is specific to potential blood loss during the operation. That question is, “Would you like to donate your own blood or use blood from the hospital blood bank?”
Prayer Before Heart Surgery: My PF Chang’s Experience
By Adam Pick on January 29, 2008
So you know…. I am not the best when it comes to organized religion.
“Are There Potential Angiogram Risks or Angiogragraphy Dangers?” Asks Karen
By Adam Pick on September 3, 2007
Yesterday, I received an interesting email from Karen, who has been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. Her cardiologist told her that an angiogram will be needed prior to surgery. Karen’s questions to me were about the exam and angiogram risks.
What Are The Common Open Heart Surgery Survival Rates?
By Adam Pick on August 16, 2007
I write this blog twenty months after open heart surgery. In 2005, I had a double heart valve replacement surgery via the Ross Procedure.
What Are The Usual Patient Preparations For Open Heart Surgery?
By Adam Pick on August 12, 2007
Hi there everybody,
Listen To Heart Sounds: Normal and Abnormal Heart Sound Audio
By Adam Pick on July 28, 2007
There are many ways to diagnose diseased or defected heart valves. One of the simplest methods to diagnose problematic heart valves is to listen to the patient’s heart beat sound through a stethescope.
“Should I Take Time Off Before Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Taylor
By Adam Pick on February 3, 2007
Recently, I received an email from Taylor Browning. Taylor is going to be having an aortic valve replacement in March, 2007. He has selected an artificial valve and the surgery will be conducted by Dr. Craig Miller at Stanford.