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By Adam Pick

Barbara Walters Recovering From Heart Valve Replacement Surgery (Updated)

By Adam Pick on May 10, 2010

In case you missed the Monday edition of “The View”, it was announced that Barbara Walters will be having heart valve replacement surgery sometime this week.

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Teddy Bears For Open Heart Surgery Patients?

By Adam Pick on May 8, 2010

I was just surfing the Internet when I came across a furry teddy bear designed for… Yes, you guessed it…. Recovering open heart surgery patients.

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“How Long Were You In Cardiac Depression?” Asks Mark

By Adam Pick on May 6, 2010

I just received a great question from Mark that relates to cardiac depression after heart valve surgery.

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Guest Blog: “Scarless Heart Valve Surgery For Women” By Dr. Giovanni Ciuffo

By Adam Pick on April 24, 2010

Earlier this week, I spoke with Dr. Giovanni Ciuffo, a minimally invasive and bloodless heart surgery specialist, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. (As you may remember, Dr. Ciuffo wrote “Aortic Stenosis… The Neglected Child”.)

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“When Did You Start Cardiac Rehab?” Asks Bill

By Adam Pick on February 19, 2010

I just received an interesting question from Bill about heart valve replacement surgery and cardiac rehabilitation programs.

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“Did Your Sternum and Shoulder Click after Heart Surgery?” Asks Dale

By Adam Pick on February 3, 2010

I just received a great email from Dale about sternum and shoulder clicking after open heart surgery.

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“Were You Ever Angry After Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Dorothy

By Adam Pick on December 21, 2009

Emotions can be undeniably strong and turbulent as patients, their families and friends experience heart valve surgery.

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Video: How Do You Feel Immediately After Surgery?

By Adam Pick on December 21, 2009

Patients and caregivers often ask me about the immediate, post-op experience in the intensive care unit. Common questions include:

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“Did You Have A Bump At The Top Of Your Incision?” Asks Alice

By Adam Pick on November 13, 2009

Alice just sent me a great question about incision and scar care after heart valve surgery.

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Keith’s Recovery Tip: Do Everything With Both Hands!

By Adam Pick on November 5, 2009

Here’s a great recovery tip from Keith about using both hands after open heart surgery. Keith writes…

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