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Nov 29, 2017
Mario has had a heart murmur for several years. His cardiologist has been monitoring it to determine when to intervene and repair the valve. On Friday, Oct. 20, Mario went to day surgery at Goshen General Hospital where they sent a catheter up to his heart with a camera to get a closer look. While there, they saw some things that surprised them: the arteries were 80% blocked and the aorta was enlarged. The cardiologist decided Mario would not go home but rather would stay at Goshen Hospital several days, then be transferred to Elkhart Hospital (a bigger city nearby) where a specialist will perform open heart surgery (which will include valve repair and multiple bypass). We are now in a holding pattern, waiting for the word that bed is available in Elkhart. Also, we're waiting for an available space on the cardiac surgeon's schedule. Mario is otherwise feeling quite fine and is in good spirits. Calls, texts, emails, Facebook messages, and visits are welcome, and although I, Maria, am helping to manage his care, you're welcome to contact him directly.Mario: firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-536-7089. Maria: email@example.com, 404-435-1536