Each year, over 250,000 heart valve repair and heart valve replacement operations are performed for conditions including aortic stenosis, mitral prolapse, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, Tetralogy of Fallot and mitral valve prolapse. As a result, patients experience several different types of cardiac bypass surgery including aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement, aortic valve repair and mitral valve repair.
The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery was written by Adam Pick, a double heart valve surgery patient, to address these troubling issues and prepare both patients and their caregivers for the challenges and opportunities of valve surgery - from diagnosis through recovery. The book is intended for patients needing heart valve repair or heart valve replacement surgeries (e.g. mitral valve prolapse, aortic valve replacement, tricuspid valve repair, pulmonary valve replacement).
As of today, The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery has been read by thousands of patients and caregivers in over 35 countries around the world.
Dr. Marc Darrow, MD, UCLA School Of medicine, recently noted about this special book, "If you require mitral valve replacement, aortic valve repair or any heart valve surgery, I strongly encourage patients and their caregivers to read this book!"
* Heart Anatomy
* Valve Disorders
* Surgical Success Rates
* Heart Valve Surgery Options
* Finding A Surgeon
* Preparing Your Support Group
* Entering The Hospital
* Waking Up In the Intensive Care Unit
* Life In The Cardiac Surgery Ward
* Your Homecoming
* Cardiac Depression
* Pills, Pills, Pills
* Cardiac Rehabilitation
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Adam Pick; Revised edition (November 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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