Patient Stories Blog - Page 6
By Adam Pick
Tom & Trent Connect at The Heart Hospital After Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure and Seroma
By Adam Pick on June 26, 2012
It continues to amaze me how Heart Valve Journals is connecting patients online and offline.
Kato Celebrates Her 95th Birthday, Thanks To The MitraClip
By Adam Pick on June 23, 2012
Over the years, I have been fortunate to meet several extraordinary patients. One such patient is Kato Pomer from Los Angeles, California.
Little Darth Vader, Max Page, Recovering From Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery
By Adam Pick on June 22, 2012
I just learned that Max Page, the 7-year old actor who played ‘Little Darth Vader’ in a viral Volkswagen commercial, is recovering from pulmonary heart valve replacement surgery.
Are You Ready To Be Inspired?
By Adam Pick on June 4, 2012
There are no words for what you are about to see… For what is about to occur…
Community Question: “When Will The ‘Voice of Doubt’ Go Away?” Asks Stephanie
By Adam Pick on May 23, 2012
Earlier today, I spent some time at Heart Valve Journals, our online community. While there, I read an interesting question posted by Stephanie Cole, who had mitral valve replacement surgery on March 16, 2012.
Enhanced Website Feature: Your Patient Success Stories!
By Adam Pick on May 21, 2012
Over the years, I’ve received hundreds of success stories from patients and caregivers within our community.
Meet Karen Campo, Our “Featured Patient” at Heart Valve Journals
By Adam Pick on May 19, 2012
In Memory of Cindy Pastrano, Wife and Mother
By Adam Pick on May 18, 2012
I am very, very, very sad to report that Cindy Pastrano, a fellow patient from San Antonio, Texas, recently passed away.
In Florida, Heart Valve Surgery Buddies Gather To Celebrate Life
By Adam Pick on March 21, 2012
The stories coming out of Heart Valve Journals have touched, moved and inspired me.
With A “Top 10 Heart Song List” and Jeff Shebovsky By His Side, Jim Readies For His 2nd Mitral Valve Repair
By Adam Pick on March 12, 2012
There is not a day that goes by in which I am not inspired by you – the patients and caregivers of this community.
In Memory of Kelly
By Adam Pick on March 2, 2012
When starting a post like this, I don’t really know what to say… Or, how to say it.
Our Prayers Are With Kelly
By Adam Pick on February 10, 2012
Nancy, Jeff and Mitch Inspire Each Other With A “Thumbs Up” Before, During & After Heart Valve Surgery!
By Adam Pick on February 7, 2012
When I created Heart Valve Journals, I didn’t know if anyone would actually use it. Now, a few years later, I am amazed at how patients and caregivers are using this social network to support each other through heart valve surgery.
Today, My Thoughts Are With Kelly & Mitch
By Adam Pick on February 2, 2012
Over the past few months, many patients and caregivers in our community have been fortunate to meet Kelly Nugent and Mitch Friedman at Heart Valve Journals, our social network.
Meet Mitch, Our Newest “Featured Patient” At Heart Valve Journals
By Adam Pick on January 23, 2012
I’m amazed by how fast Heart Valve Journals, our social network for patients and caregivers, continues to grow. I’m also very touched by the stories shared within this caring community.
After Aortic Valve Replacement, Sylvia Continues On As “Mrs. Claus”
By Adam Pick on December 15, 2011
Receiving updates from former patients is a great way to start the day. That said, I just heard from Sylvia Woolworth. You might recall that Sylvia, 76, had aortic valve replacement two years ago. (To learn more about aortic valve replacement, click here.)
Today, My Thoughts Are With Sarah & Steve
By Adam Pick on December 14, 2011
I just spent some time at Heart Valve Journals, our social network for patients and caregivers going through heart valve surgery.
Today, My Thoughts Are With Bill, Sherry & Terri
By Adam Pick on October 18, 2011
I just spent some time at Heart Valve Journals, our social network that connects patients, friends and family members. While there, I noticed that Bill, Sherry and Terri were scheduled for surgery during the next 24 hours.
My Thoughts Are With Jim, Sara & Chris…
By Adam Pick on September 19, 2011
As Jim, Sara & Chris prepare for heart valve surgery this week, I wanted them to know that my thoughts are with them and their families.
Patient Update: Dave Hooper Graduates From Cardiac Rehab!
By Adam Pick on September 16, 2011
As many of you know, I encourage all patients to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program following heart valve surgery. Research shows that the physical and emotional benefits for patients attending post-operative cardiac rehab classes are significant but often under-utilized.