Open heart procedure offers renewed hope for high-risk patients

Virginia and Stanton Davies sit by the fireplace of their Colorado Springs home Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Virginia recently underwent heart valve replacement surgery at Penrose in one of the first, non-open-heart type procedures of its kind performed in southern Colorado. Doctors had previously given her two years or less to live. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Virginia and Stanton Davies sit by the fireplace of their Colorado Springs home Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Virginia recently underwent heart valve replacement surgery at Penrose in one of the first, non-open-heart type procedures of its kind performed in southern Colorado. Doctors had previously given her two years or less to live. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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