By Adam Pick on May 22, 2008
By Adam Pick on May 1, 2008
One set of recurring questions I receive from patients and caregivers relate to the costs of heart valve surgery and bypass operations. The questions typically go something like, “How much does a heart surgery cost?” or “How much does open heart surgery cost in the USA versus India?” or “How much will my insurance cover – including all the hospital costs, surgeon fees and anesthesia fees?”
By Adam Pick on April 29, 2008
First, she had cancer as a child. After chemotherapy and radiation, she won that battle.
By Adam Pick on April 26, 2008
This is a tough moment.
By Adam Pick on April 16, 2008
Again, I find myself touched by another heart surgery success story. Last week it was eighty-three year old John DeFalco that inspired me after his aortic valve replacement operation. This week, it is all about Taylor, a two-year old with that needed cardiac bypass surgery.
By Adam Pick on April 2, 2008
By Adam Pick on March 25, 2008
Given my recent blog about heart valve surgery in patients over eighty, I thought you might like to read about John DeFalco from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
By Adam Pick on March 24, 2008
By Adam Pick on March 12, 2008
Yes, Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies.
By Adam Pick on March 7, 2008
So you know… I never expected this.
By Adam Pick on March 1, 2008
By Adam Pick on February 25, 2008
By Adam Pick on February 14, 2008
By Adam Pick on January 28, 2008
I will be the first to admit… The rewards from publishing this blog and my book are more positive than anything I have ever experienced before.
By Adam Pick on December 19, 2007
If you are looking for inspiration about life after heart valve surgery…
By Adam Pick on December 10, 2007
I will be the first to tell you that I never expected this website would grow so quickly. Over the past year, I have met so many wonderful patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses from around the world.
By Adam Pick on December 3, 2007
There are “good” weeks… And, then there are “great” weeks. Last week was better than good and great. Last week was “unforgettable”.
By Adam Pick on November 27, 2007
Every so often, I have an experience that insures my belief that life is nothing short of an amazing opportunity to learn from the extraordinary accomplishments of others.
By Adam Pick on November 12, 2007
Every once in a while I receive an email that is either overwhelmingly touching or incredibly insightful. In those situations I ask my readers if I can publish their quotes / stories in my blog. Luckily, 99% of the time they say “yes”.
By Adam Pick on October 13, 2007
Over the past few years, I have been incredibly close to unwelcome tragedy relating to heart valve disorders. The word “tragedy” is the key part.