Mitral Valve Repair Blog - Page 7

By Adam Pick

Heart Valve Journals Spotlight: Duane Hunt’s Mitral Valve Repair

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!

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“What Is An Annuloplasty Ring?” Asks Regina

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.

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The MitraClip Gets Gobbled Up By Abbott

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.

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More Data On The MitraClip For Mitral Regurgitation Treatment

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.

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“Were You Denied A Robotic Mitral Valve Repair?” Asks Linda

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.

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How Much Does The Da Vinci Surgical Robot Cost?

By Adam Pick on September 16, 2008

The use of robots for minimally invasive heart valve surgery continues to rise.

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“Can Heart Valves Be Repaired?” Asks Linda

By Adam Pick on August 29, 2008

I was never a candidate for heart valve repair. By the time, my bicuspid valve was diagnosed with severe stenosis, both my first- and second-opinion cardiologists suggested an aortic valve transplant.

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Leslie Readies For Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

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.

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