Breakthrough Heart Surgery Keeps Whit From Missing a Beat

Washington, D.C.
Cardiovascular Disease

69-year-old Whit was enjoying a night out with his wife when he suddenly collapsed. An ambulance rushed him to the emergency room, where doctors discovered severe narrowing in his heart’s aortic valve. The narrowing – a condition called aortic stenosis – was restricting adequate blood flow from Whit’s heart to the rest of his body. Doctors knew that if left untreated, Whit could die.

Just a few years ago, Whit’s only option would have been open heart surgery. Today, thanks to rapid advancements in medical technology, there’s a less-invasive solution. The procedure takes less than an hour to perform, and most patients go home the very next day. This revolutionary treatment gave Whit his life back – and promises him many more date nights ahead. Hear from Whit and learn more about his experience in the video below.