Recovery Blog - Page 7

By Adam Pick

“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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“Metallic Taste After Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Robin

By Adam Pick on October 23, 2009

I just received a set of emails from Robin about a metallic taste in her mouth after heart valve surgery. So you know, Robin is not the only patient to send me questions about this strange, surgical after taste.

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“Are Pleural Effusions Common After Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Jan

By Adam Pick on October 10, 2009

Jan just sent me an interesting email about pleural effusions and heart valve surgery.

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“Heart Valve Leakage After Surgery?” Asks Julie

By Adam Pick on October 8, 2009

I just received an excellent question from Julie about trace heart valve leakage after surgery.

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“Problems Sleeping After Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Jenny

By Adam Pick on September 30, 2009

I just received a great question from Jenny about sleep after heart valve surgery.

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“Did You Use A Recliner After Heart Valve Surgery?” Asks Kevin

By Adam Pick on September 19, 2009

I just received an email from Kevin about the use of recliners after heart valve surgery.

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