It took five top-notch doctors and a risky surgery, but a heart patient in Mill Valley is on the road to recovery. But this patient apparently has nine lives.
Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and opening up the chest for open heart surgery now can be treated with a nip, twist or patch through a tube.
Doctors say more heavy diabetic patients are having painful complications after heart surgery. But there is a new way to repair the damage.