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By ACHA on 11/19/2012 2:35 PM

By Karen Matson

Exactly two months ago, I received a new pulmonary valve.

This is my third one—first I had the one I was born with, which managed to get the job done in one manner or another for 44 years, then I got a new bovine valve in 2004. This time I was fortunate to be a candidate for the new Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve—really a revolutionary delivery device for a new valve. The miracle of my quick recovery and the amazing progress medical technology has made leave me thankful and humbled.