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By Adam Pick

After Ross Procedure, Bruce Praises Dr. John Oswalt

By Adam Pick on February 18, 2009

Even though there continues to be some, ongoing debate as to the long-term efficacy of the Ross Procedure, many of my readers continue to select this unique form of aortic valve replacement. Here is the latest Ross Procedure success story from Bruce in Texas.

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“Would You Do The Ross Procedure Again?” Asks Tom

By Adam Pick on January 13, 2009

I just received the following email from Tom. Tom is an active 44-year old male, investigating his options for heart valve surgery – specifically aortic valve replacement. For those considering the Ross Procedure, I thought you might find this interesting. Tom writes:

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Pulmonary Valve Replacements For The Ross Procedure

By Adam Pick on October 3, 2008

In a recent email to me, Jerry asked one of the most interesting questions about the Ross Procedure. As you can read below, Jerry inquired about the surgical process IF the patient’s pulmonary valve is not qualified for transplant to the aortic position. To learn more about the Ross operation, click here.

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For Dave And Jeff… Why I Chose The Ross Procedure For My Aortic Valve Replacement?

By Adam Pick on July 29, 2008

Once diagnosed with severe aortic heart valve disease (stenosis) and an enlarged heart, I went into action mode.

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Melissa Causey, 11 Months After Ross Procedure Surgery… Feeling Great!!!

By Adam Pick on July 22, 2008

There is nothing better than hearing from one of my readers after their open-heart surgery recovery is complete.

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Ross Registry Website Relaunched For Ross Procedure Patients & Surgeons

By Adam Pick on December 5, 2007

When I was first diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and regurgitation, I was immediately confronted with several choices.

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A Very Memorable Letter From Dr. Donald Ross, Inventor Of The Ross Procedure

By Adam Pick on November 30, 2007

Last night, I drove up to my house after a very, very, very lonnnnnng day of work. The past twelve hours were filled with hundreds of emails, several conference calls, Los Angeles traffic, etc. Little did I know… My mailbox was holding a short, one page letter that would bring me to tears. I was on the phone with Rob, a good friend, as I flipped through the daily junk-mail that advertised everything from built-in cabinets, to the local Indian restaurant, to Direct TV.

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Dr. Donald Ross & I Talk By Phone

By Adam Pick on October 23, 2007

Guess who I just got off the phone with???

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Ross Procedure Complications?

By Adam Pick on September 25, 2007

After I was diagnosed with severe stenosis and regurgitation in my bicuspid aortic valve, I was required to make a pretty significant decision.

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After Ross Procedure, Melissa Is Ready To Leave The Hospital

By Adam Pick on August 19, 2007

Over the past week, I have been sharing with you the story of Melissa Causey. Melissa and I became friendly after her Uncle Ted sent Melissa a copy of my book.

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Using Beta Blockers After Heart Valve Replacement Via The Ross Procedure

By Adam Pick on February 12, 2007

One of the advantages of using the Ross Procedure is the fact that patients do not require the use of any medications (e.g. Coumadin) following the operation.

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