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Mary Wetzel, Minimally Invasive Right Chest Mitral Valve Repair

Mary's Story

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Mary discovered that her mitral valve prolapse had worsened and she needed surgery. Her recovery exceeded her own expectations.

When her family doctor recommended a cardiologist take a closer look at her mitral valve disease, Mary soon found herself referred yet again to PinnacleHealth where Dr. Mumtaz would perform major surgery. As an operating room nurse, Mary knew a few things about surgeries and how they are done. Dr. Mumtaz told her he could do a repair instead of a valve replacement. She did very well after surgery and progressed more rapidly than anticipated. In fact, the home health nurse thought Mary was the caregiver and not the patient. Watch Mary's story now.

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