By Adam Pick on October 14, 2009
I just received a roller coaster email from Sarah about endocarditis, swine flu (H1N1 virus) and heart valves that made my head spin. In the end, Sarah raises some great points for patients and caregivers about endocarditis, swine flu, fevers, false tests and dental work. Here is what she writes:
By Adam Pick on October 10, 2009
Elizabeth Taylor just announced that her heart valve repair was successful, adding that “it is like having a brand new ticker.”
By Adam Pick on October 8, 2009
I just received a great patient story from Bobbie Ayala about insurance providers, misdiagnosis, her procedure and Dr. Fontana. Without further ado, here is what Bobbie wrote me:
By Adam Pick on September 11, 2009
One of the critcal learnings from my heart valve surgery experience was:
By Adam Pick on September 8, 2009
There is nothing better than clicking my inbox and reading a patient success story from one of my readers! Thanks Bruce!
By Adam Pick on August 26, 2009
There really is nothing better than waking up in the morning, turning on the computer, clicking my email inbox and receiving a patient success story from one of my readers.
By Adam Pick on August 18, 2009
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By Adam Pick on July 28, 2009
Cheryl McDavitt wrote to me, “Please warn your readers of the dangers of this infection.”
By Adam Pick on July 10, 2009
Randy just sent me an email that made me think, “Wow! Scary! Oh My God! Phew! Good Move! Thank God! Great Job Dr. Werner! Way To Go Randy!” That said, I thought you might like to read it…
By Adam Pick on June 9, 2009
You might remember Shannon’s last email about diseased heart valves, pregnancy and child birth. Well…. Here is her post-operative update:
By Adam Pick on June 2, 2009
Heart valve disease really seems to be impacting royalty in 2009.
By Adam Pick on May 27, 2009
Here is a fantastic patient success story from 73-year old, Sylvia Woolworth, of New Jersey. As you can read below, Sylvia’s preparation for heart valve surgery was… extra-ordinary!
By Adam Pick on May 24, 2009
There is nothing better than waking up, kissing Ethan (my 6-week old son), turning on my computer, and opening an incredible email from one of my readers.
By Adam Pick on April 22, 2009
I’ve said it before and I will say it again…
By Adam Pick on April 22, 2009
I recently received a very interesting email from Shannon about heart surgery, pregnancy, labor and baby delivery. In her note to me, Shannon asks for help from other patients about delivering a baby after heart valve surgery. Can you help her?
By Adam Pick on April 11, 2009
Talk about an incredible, patient attitude towards heart valve surgery? I thought all of you might appreciate reading about Jonathan Abramson… Here is Jonathan’s story:
By Adam Pick on March 31, 2009
As a follow-up to an earlier blog about stroke and heart surgery (see “Is Stroke A Risk During Heart Surgery?“), I just received this patient update from Jeff. You can tell that Jeff’s positive attitude is going to help him throughout his recovery. Here is what he writes:
By Adam Pick on March 30, 2009
I often tell patients that heart valve surgery should be perceived as a medical miracle.
By Adam Pick on March 27, 2009
Here’s an interesting email I just received from Mavis. Nine weeks after heart valve replacement, Mavis has created four, key “heart valve surgery lessons” to share with our community. Here is what she writes: