By Adam Pick on September 1, 2009
I just received a fantastic question from Gwen about waking up in the intensive care unit after heart valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on August 27, 2009
By Adam Pick on August 27, 2009
Together, as patients and caregivers, we’ve learned that the human heart can do some odd things after valve repair and valve replacement surgery. In particular, the heart can pound a little louder, the heart can beat a little faster and, if you received a mechanical valve replacement, the heart might make a clicking noise.
By Adam Pick on August 20, 2009
I just received a great question from Sandra about heart valve disease, enlarged hearts and valve surgery.
By Adam Pick on August 4, 2009
By Adam Pick on July 30, 2009
One of my critical heart valve surgery recovery tips for patients is… to attend a cardiac rehabilitation program following heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on July 28, 2009
Aaron just emailed me an interesting question about physical limitations following open heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on July 23, 2009
I just received a very interesting question about hair loss and heart surgery from Tim.
By Adam Pick on June 23, 2009
I just received a great question from Pete about high heart rates after open heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on June 22, 2009
I just received a very interesting email from Mandy about heart valve surgery, vertigo, headaches and vision complications after heart surgery. As you can read below, Mandy is asking for all of our help.
By Adam Pick on June 19, 2009
I just received an interesting question about memory loss after heart valve surgery from Paige Mitchell of Virginia.
By Adam Pick on June 7, 2009
Thanks to a great support group and medical team, I made a full recovery after my double heart valve surgery. However, I did experience a series of physical and emotional challenges during my recovery. One of those challenges was specific to my voice. As Robyn (my wife) could tell you, my voice became incredibly hoarse following surgery.
By Adam Pick on June 2, 2009
On the topic of heart valve surgery recovery, I just received a very important question from Holly.
By Adam Pick on May 31, 2009
When talking with patients and caregivers about heart surgery recovery, I can never say enough about cardiac rehabilitation programs. I hear from patients over-and-over-and-over-and-over again about how valuable cardiac rehabilitation programs are for their physical, social and mental well-being after heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on May 21, 2009
Josh just asked me an important, post-operative question about elevated heartbeat sensations after heart valve surgery and aneurysm repair. I responded below but, if you are a former patient, maybe you can help Josh by leaving a comment as well? Here is what he writes:
By Adam Pick on May 19, 2009
I’m not sure if you remember… But, I have been trying to get life insurance after my heart valve surgery for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng time.
By Adam Pick on May 9, 2009
Cindy, from Illinois, just asked me a fantastic question about heart valve surgery and the intensive care unit (ICU).
By Adam Pick on May 6, 2009
I just received a very important question from Dahlia about constipation and heart surgery.
By Adam Pick on May 4, 2009
In response to a recent blog titled, “Do I Have Cardiac Depression?”, I just received a follow-up question from Eva. She writes, “Adam: Does every heart valve surgery patient go to cardiac rehabilitation?”
By Adam Pick on April 15, 2009
I just received an interesting email from Jake.