Patient Stories Blog - Page 2

By Adam Pick

Why Did 100 Patients & Care Partners Get a Standing Ovation at Patient Day 2018 at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, California?

By Adam Pick on September 17, 2018

Something special recently happened.  More than 100 patients and their care partners traveled to Edwards Lifesciences, a leading heart valve manufacturer in Irvine, California, to meet each other, to share their stories and to inspire action within our community – the heart valve patient community.

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Special Guest Post: 5 Steps To Prepare for Heart Surgery by Peggy Huddleston

By Adam Pick on July 19, 2018

For years, I’ve heard about the fantastic, mind-body techniques of Peggy Huddleston.  Many patients in our community, like Gina Fiorentino, have raved to me about the benefits of Peggy’s book, “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster”.   In addition, several cardiac centers – including Brigham & Women’s Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center – recommend Peggy’s CD and MP3 to patients.

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Julie’s Smiling Scar Selfie Goes Viral!

By Adam Pick on May 24, 2018

Thanks to Julie…  I’m having another “Holy Moly” moment.

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My Cardiologist Was Absolutely Wrong!!!

By Adam Pick on March 21, 2018

Yikes!  Ugh!  Gasp!  Ready to learn why patient education and patient advocacy is so important for patients with heart valve disease?

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Would Alan Play Hockey Again After Heart Surgery?

By Adam Pick on March 21, 2018

His passion was hockey.  His diagnosis was severe heart valve disease.  His fear… Never playing hockey again.

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John’s Photos Go Viral With 5,300 Facebook Likes!

By Adam Pick on October 24, 2017

The power of our patient community never ceases to amaze me. You guys and gals are simply amazing!!!

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Barry’s Patient Advice: Find The Best Heart Surgeon for You!

By Adam Pick on October 1, 2017

I have to congratulate Barry for being his own… best… patient advocate.

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What Happened When 60 Patients & Caregivers Met for “Patient Day 2017” at Edwards Lifesciences?

By Adam Pick on June 7, 2017

Something special recently happened. More than 60 patients and their care partners traveled to Edwards Lifesciences, a leading heart valve manufacturer in Irvine, California, to meet each other, to share their stories and to inspire action within our community – the heart valve patient community.

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Jimmy Kimmel Opens Up About His Newborn Son’s Heart Valve Surgery

By Adam Pick on May 4, 2017

As a dad… As a heart valve patient… I need to say “Thank You!” to Jimmy Kimmel for sharing this emotional and inspirational story about Billy, his newborn son.

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