Instead of explaining a stroke to 22 third graders,

we saved their teacher from having one.

Thanksgiving finds new meaning for patient after heart surgery

Thanksgiving has new meaning for Richard Kezima as he recalls those who helped him come back to life. On Thanksgiving Day, Richard was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital where Heart Center surgeons successfully performed a five-vessel bypass procedure.

New thinking and innovation frees patient from fear of aneurysm rupture

Alan Richardson's abdominal aortic aneurysm grew for more than a year, because at 83-years-old, open surgery was too risky. Instead of turning him away, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center physicians fashioned a custom stent to fit his aorta.


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