By Adam Pick on September 26, 2007
Every once in a while, I receive an email that triggers a distinct memory from my heart surgery recovery. As you may have read in my story, I had a double heart valve replacement at the age of thirty-three in Los Angeles by Dr. Vaughn Starnes at USC.
By Adam Pick on September 22, 2007
I’m just getting back from dinner at my mother-in-law’s house. Bonnie really is such a great cook! She made this cheese, blintz souflee that was yummm-eeeeee.
By Adam Pick on September 18, 2007
Earlier today, I received an email with a pretty interesting question that reads, “Do you have any statistics about heart valve operations and whether or not surgery infection is common?”
By Adam Pick on September 5, 2007
On Monday, Labor Day, I chose to really enjoy myself. So, I did one of my favorite things…
By Adam Pick on September 1, 2007
By Adam Pick on August 31, 2007
I must admit. Entering Torrance Memorial Cardiac Rehab Program was the turning point in my recovery from aortic and pulmonary heart valve replacements (known as the Ross Procedure). That said, I am a big, huge, tremendous fan of finding a good cardiac rehabilitation program following open heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on August 30, 2007
It was six months after my aortic and pulmonary valve replacements (known as the Ross Procedure). I was back at work sitting at my desk when….
By Adam Pick on August 26, 2007
One of the most common questions I receive about heart valve surgery focuses on the “recovery”. As you can read in my story, I had a special type of aortic valve surgery known as the Ross Procedure.
By Adam Pick on August 25, 2007
By Adam Pick on August 21, 2007
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the phrase “Pumphead”. I was interviewing a former patient about her heart valve surgery experience for my book.