By Adam Pick on January 29, 2010
Two weeks ago, we introduced a unique website feature known as Heart Valve Journals. I’m very happy to report that the number of new journals launched – by patients and caregivers – has soared!
By Adam Pick on December 15, 2009
I just received an interesting question from Regina about heart valve repair surgery. Her question focuses on the use of annuloplasty rings to treat leaky heart valves.
By Adam Pick on September 11, 2009
Since my heart valve surgery, I have been fascinated by the strategic, corporate acquisitions of leading device manufacturers in this industry.
By Adam Pick on August 17, 2009
As we have discussed before, most minimally invasive treatments for heart valve disease continue to show encouraging results. Recently, additional results for high-tech devices from Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Evalve have been posted.
By Adam Pick on June 6, 2009
I’ll never forget the day I opened the one-page letter from my insurance company, Blue Shield of California, which authorized my double heart valve replacement. I was beyond relieved given the mind-numbing frustration I experienced prior to that moment in dealing with Blue Shield.
By Adam Pick on September 16, 2008
The use of robots for minimally invasive heart valve surgery continues to rise.
By Adam Pick on August 29, 2008
By Adam Pick on May 13, 2008
This deserves a “Wow!”
By Adam Pick on January 31, 2008
By Adam Pick on January 12, 2008
There’s nothing better than helping patients and caregivers prepare for and recover from heart valve surgery. The stories of Jim Bonk, Taylor and Michelle Browning, and Kathy Benson are both inspirational and heart-warming.
By Adam Pick on December 15, 2007
As the leading cardiac care center in the world, The Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Care Center is known for its leading edge research and treatment of valvular problems and disorders. I have been very lucky to meet several members from the TCC team including Dr. Gosta Pettersson and Dr. Eric Roselli.
By Adam Pick on November 24, 2007
One of the typical thoughts which appear for patients diagnosed with a severe heart valve disease diagnosis is that of… loneliness. As a heart valve patient wrote me recently, “I feel so alone.”
By Adam Pick on October 3, 2007
Drum roll, please …
By Adam Pick on August 16, 2007
Every once and a while I get stumped. I mean really stumped! Well. Today is one of those days.