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.
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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