Like Many Patients, Jim Lehrer Is Very Thankful After A Successful Aortic Valve Replacement Operation
By Adam Pick on July 13, 2008
You just don’t know how good you have it until life offers you a great, big piece of Humble Pie, right?
By Adam Pick on June 15, 2008
After two heart surgeries in six days (yes, you read that right), David Barnes has quite the tale to tell. That said, I thought you might like to hear more about this inspirational and educational patient success story.
By Adam Pick on June 7, 2008
Every so often I receive a fantastic question that is impossible for me to answer.
By Adam Pick on May 30, 2008
The vice chairman of the state Senate minority caucus, Republican Dan Swecker of Rochester, is in the hospital with a heart problem. Swecker’s staff say he was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington by ambulance after what seemed to be a heart attack Saturday night.
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.