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For Many, Life After Heart Surgery Is Surprisingly Hard

Anthony DiLemme, a high-school teacher in Redlands, Calif., faced a setback while recovering from surgery to implant a mechanical aortic valve. Doctors had to perform an emergency second surgery to replace the valve with a new one.   Photo: A. DiLemme
Anthony DiLemme, a high-school teacher in Redlands, Calif., faced a setback while recovering from surgery to implant a mechanical aortic valve. Doctors had to perform an emergency second surgery to replace the valve with a new one. Photo: A. DiLemme

A news article in the Wall Street Journal discussing the physical and psychological challenges that heart patients face after surgery includes an interview with STS member Dr. Robbin Cohen (Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA) and a link to the STS Patient Website.

Read the full story here: http://on.wsj.com/28MDR49