By Adam Pick on March 30, 2012
Here is a great patient update from Sara. You might recall that the last time we heard from Sara, who has a bicuspid aortic valve, dilated aortic root, and coarctation of the descending aorta, she was newly pregnant with with a baby girl. Well, I have some inspirational news to share directly from Sara. She writes to us:
“Is It Possible To Have A Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repaired With A Dilated Aorta?” With Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie
By Adam Pick on December 7, 2011
I recently received a great question about bicuspid aortic valve repair. The patient wrote to me, “Adam – I have a bicuspid aortic valve and a dilated aorta. I think I need an aortic valve replacement and an aortic root replacement. I’m curious. Is it possible to get a bicuspid aortic valve repair instead of having it replaced?”
By Adam Pick on September 22, 2011
Sato sent me a very interesting question about bicuspid aortic valve repair. He writes, “Hi Adam – I’m 61. I’ve been diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve and severe regurgitation. I’ve been told a repair is possible. During surgery, does the bicuspid aortic valve become a tricuspid valve?”
By Adam Pick on September 16, 2011
Time for your heart valve trivia of the day… Here’s the question:
By Adam Pick on October 18, 2009
I just received a very appropriate email from Phil about age groups and heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on April 25, 2009
Anyone interested in a patient success story that smells of 100% inspiration?
By Adam Pick on October 3, 2008
Talk about twists and turns during the early recovery from bicuspid aortic valve replacement surgery. Jim from Alabama has quite the tale to tell… Here is what he writes:
By Adam Pick on September 2, 2008
Here’s an inspiring email from Melissa, a recovering patient from Sydney, Australia. With her approval, I thought you might like to read it:
By Adam Pick on March 24, 2008
Like many heart valve surgery patients, I was born with a bicuspid aortic valve. However, unlike many of you, I was not diagnosed with the bicuspid aortic valve defect as a newborn baby. It wasn’t until I was five years old that my family doctor heard my heart murmur. After that, diagnosis of the bicuspid valve was formally issued following my first visit to the cardiologist.
By Adam Pick on December 19, 2007
In the next revision of my book, I am going to provide even more information about the different types of heart valve replacements.
By Adam Pick on August 29, 2007
So, I just received an email asking, “Do you have any pictures of a bicuspid aortic valve?”