By Adam Pick on December 15, 2009
I’m currently traveling through Europe for work. Right now, I’m on a train going from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Yes, it’s cold. But, not as cold as Helsinki, Finland where it was freeeeeezing.
By Adam Pick on September 30, 2009
As you may have seen, the recent post, Did You Travel For Heart Valve Surgery?, has generated a lot of interest and response – as over 25 patients and caregivers have commented.
By Adam Pick on September 10, 2009
Dr. Vince Gaudiani has provided us with several insightful videos in the past. As you might recall, we recently featured Dr. Gaudiani’s two-part video series about heart valve surgery. Given Dr. Gaudiani’s 25-year career as a cardiac surgeon, this video was applauded by our patient and caregiver community.
By Adam Pick on August 17, 2009
I have the privilege of speaking with caregivers from all over the world.
By Adam Pick on July 25, 2009
As many of you know, I started this website to educate, inspire and empower patients with heart valve disorders including mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, etc.
By Adam Pick on July 7, 2009
By Adam Pick on June 19, 2009
By Adam Pick on June 3, 2009
The “preparation for heart valve surgery” seems to be a very popular, patient topic these days.
By Adam Pick on March 30, 2009
By Adam Pick on March 25, 2009
Great news regarding the launch of our heart valve surgeon database!!!
By Adam Pick on March 23, 2009
I’m not sure if you have followed the latest news coverage of Robin Williams’s heart valve surgery…
By Adam Pick on January 27, 2009
I have to admit… I’m typically a little more relaxed when I make the annual pilgrimage to USC Medical Center to see my surgeon, Dr. Vaughn Starnes, for my check-up.
By Adam Pick on December 18, 2008
There is ab-sooooooooo-lute-ly nothing better than opening my inbox and reading these types of emails… Thanks Shelby!
True or False: The Cleveland Clinic Performs Over 10,000 Heart Valve Procedures Each Year For Mitral Regurgitation
By Adam Pick on November 28, 2008
Well… What do you think?
By Adam Pick on November 21, 2008
By Adam Pick on September 24, 2008
I just received an insightful email from Charlene (in Florida). First of all, her surgery was a success. YEEEAH! CONGRATS TO CHARLENE!!! Second, she raises some critical points for those of you preparing for valve surgery. Here is what she writes:
By Adam Pick on September 23, 2008
I recently received an interesting question from Emily about her upcoming aortic valve replacement.
By Adam Pick on September 21, 2008
If you are a patient or caregiver preparing for heart surgery, I want to make sure you don’t have a false expectation regarding overnight visiting hours in the hospital.
By Adam Pick on September 11, 2008
Lisa was recently diagnosed with severe mitral valve regurgitation due to due to mitral valve prolapse. That said, Lisa is currently searching for a heart surgeon. She writes to me, “Hi Adam: I live in New York…. And, I am curious… Do you know the name of David Letterman’s heart surgeon?”
By Adam Pick on September 5, 2008