Dr. Thomas L. Petty is Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
He is the Chairman of the National Lung Health Education Program (NHLP)
He has been writing his thoughtful letters for the readers of the Second Wind for many years. You can visit and browse those that are available on the PERF website by clicking here.
I had my first heart operation urgently performed in February of 1992, just after Valentine's Day. I needed a three-vessel bypass. I developed angina in the Frankfurt Airport, returning to Denver from Barcelona. An angiogram of my heart showed severe narrowing of three vessels. I recovered from this only to find out that I had severe leakage of the mitral valve between the left upper chambers and lower. In June 1998, I had a valve repair rather than a replacement because the surgeon felt that a repair would be preferable. However, now it is broken down and I now need a valve replacement because of severe leakage and compromise of my heart future.
I will have this on May 13th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota in the Mayo Clinic Program. I am very confident that my surgeon will be able to do a good job and hopefully I will be able to get back on my feet and continue these letters. I'll appreciate your care and concern, and your prayers would be more than welcome.
I hope to be in touch next month..
Please do not reply to this e-mail as the sender address is not monitored.
Should you wish not to receive our e-Newsletter, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to unsubscribe. Please allow up to 72 hours to remove your e-mail address from our data base.
Click the following link to access our newsletter catalog. From this page you will be able to access all the available newsletters both in HTML and PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format).
To access the print-equivalent Newletter in PDF you will need to download and install the Adobe PDF Reader. You can access the free download site of Adobe by clicking this icon
Regarding any other issue please send an e-mail to email@example.com