By Adam Pick on August 2, 2008
I’m incredibly lucky to receive touching and memorable letters from heart valve surgery patients and caregivers all over the world. In particular, I consider it a special honor when one of my book readers includes me on his or her email list during their heart surgery recovery.
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.